ERIC Number: EJ1108595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
An Exploration of Pre-Service Teachers' Intention to Use Mobile Devices for Teaching
Hur, Jung Won; Shen, Ying W.; Kale, Ugur; Cullen, Theresa A.
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, v7 n3 p1-17 2015
Teachers in the US have been increasingly adopting mobile devices for teaching, but little research has examined how pre-service teachers perceive mobile device integration in classrooms. To address this issue, the study developed a research model that explained factors affecting pre-service teachers' intention to use mobile devices and the relationship among the factors. A total of 386 pre-service teachers participated in an online survey, and the model was tested using structural equation modeling. The results showed that 72.5% of variances in pre-service teachers' intention to use mobile devices were explained by perceived usefulness and self-efficacy for technology integration jointly, where perceived usefulness was the strongest predictor. The findings also demonstrated that constructivist beliefs and perceived ease of use indirectly influenced pre-service teachers' intention to use mobile devices for teaching.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Intention, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Performance Factors, Online Surveys, Structural Equation Models, Usability, Relevance (Education), Self Efficacy, Predictor Variables, Beliefs, Student Teacher Attitudes, Likert Scales, Factor Analysis, Hypothesis Testing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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