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ERIC Number: EJ1144631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1449-5554
Predicting Acceptance of Mobile Technology for Aiding Student-Lecturer Interactions: An Empirical Study
Gan, Chin Lay; Balakrishnan, Vimala
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, v33 n2 p143-158 2017
The current study sets out to identify determinants affecting tertiary students' behavioural intentions to use mobile technology in lectures. The study emphasises that the reason for using mobile technology in classrooms with large numbers of students is to facilitate interactions among students and lecturers. The proposed conceptual framework has four main antecedents of behavioural intention: system perception, intrinsic motivation, system and information quality, and uncertainty avoidance. Sample data was collected from 396 tertiary students in Malaysia. Results from structural equation modelling on the sample indicated that behavioural intention was significantly influenced by system and information quality, followed by intrinsic motivation, and uncertainty avoidance. System perception was not significantly predictive of behavioural intention. The proposed framework explained 54% of the variance in behavioural intention of mobile technology use in lecture classes. The study findings are indicative of the importance of system development efforts to ensure overall quality system design. The findings further suggest that mobile technology may serve as a tool to facilitate interaction among students and lecturers in large lecture classes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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