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ERIC Number: EJ1176805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2357
Examining Pre-Service Teachers' Acceptance of Technology-Rich Learning Environments: A UAE Case Study
Parkman, Scott; Litz, David; Gromik, Nicolas
Education and Information Technologies, v23 n3 p1253-1275 May 2018
This study addressed the extent to which pre-service teachers at a teachers' college in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) accepted and intended to utilize technology-rich learning environments in their future teaching practice. The effect of other significant factors on their overall acceptance, such as computer self-efficacy (CSE) and Perceived User Resources, was investigated. A final aim was to confirm the applicability of the instruments employed in this study within the unique sociocultural context of the UAE. Questionnaires utilizing a modified version of the technology acceptance model (TAM) were used to collect data. Respondents indicated strong acceptance of technology-rich learning environments. In the model, Perceived Usefulness and CSE were the two strongest predictors of Behavioral Intention. The results also supported the validity of TAM-based research within the Emirati sociocultural environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates
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