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ERIC Number: EJ1402827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
EISSN: EISSN-1814-0556
Challenges of Students and the Mediating Effect of Acceptance, Interactivity and LMS on Integration of Technology
Gyau, Yaw O.; Semarco, Stanley K. M.; Gyan, Ernest K.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v19 n2 p19-39 2023
Although the phenomenon of technology is gradually being integrated into tertiary education in Ghana, challenges impeding effective integration are endemic. A systematic review of the challenges confronting students indicates a lack of network and connectivity, lack of Internet bandwidth and data bundles, inadequate training, inadequate technical support, and lack of hardware and software, among others, as key barriers to integration of technology into academic programmes in public universities in Ghana. Using the Constructivist and Positivist paradigms, this study adopted the quantitative approach with responses on 1704 questionnaires collected from level 400 students in six (6) accredited public universities. Adopting the regression analysis approach with testing of ten hypotheses, the results were analyzed with PLS-SEM. The study found that the challenges of students, directly and indirectly, impact the integration of technology when the linkage is mediated by Acceptance, Interactivity and LMS usage. Furthermore, students' Acceptance and Adjustment to adopt technology and the use of the LMS, are key predictors of the integration of technology into academic programmes in the public universities in Ghana. However, Interactivity among students and lecturers do not have any significant impact on the linkage between challenges of students and the Integration of technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ghana
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