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ERIC Number: EJ863593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1726
Examining Student Decisions to Adopt Web 2.0 Technologies: Theory and Empirical Tests
Hartshorne, Richard; Ajjan, Haya
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v21 n3 p183-198 Dec 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine student awareness of the pedagogical benefits of Web 2.0 to supplement in-class learning and to better understand factors that influence student decisions to adopt these tools, using the Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior (DTPB). Findings indicated that while many students feel that some Web 2.0 applications can be effective at increasing satisfaction with a course, improving their learning and their writing ability, and increasing student interaction with other students and faculty; few choose to use them in educational contexts. Additional results indicated that student attitudes and their subjective norms are strong indicators of their intentions to use Web 2.0.
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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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