ERIC Number: EJ773941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Analysis of Utility and Use of a Web-Based Tool for Digital Signal Processing Teaching by Means of a Technological Acceptance Model
Toral, S. L.; Barrero, F.; Martinez-Torres, M. R.
Computers & Education, v49 n4 p957-975 Dec 2007
This paper presents an exploratory study about the development of a structural and measurement model for the technological acceptance (TAM) of a web-based educational tool. The aim consists of measuring not only the use of this tool, but also the external variables with a significant influence in its use for planning future improvements. The tool, designed with Shockwave[TM] and Macromedia Director[TM], is a web-based educational environment that has been applied as a teaching methodology in an undergraduate course involved with modern microprocessors architectures and applications. The proposed methodology may be extensible to similar tools and tries to fill the lack of scientific studies in the validation and acceptance of computer-based educational tools.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Internet, Higher Education, Computer Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Computer Software, Models, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Measurement Techniques, Evaluation Research, Instructional Design, Influences, Computer Science Education, Science Instruction, College Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Computer Software Evaluation
Elsevier. 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32887-4800. Tel: 877-839-7126; Tel: 407-345-4020; Fax: 407-363-1354; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.elsevier.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A