The Technology Acceptance of Mobile Applications in Education
Camilleri, M.A. (2017). The Technology Acceptance of Mobile Applications in Education. In Sánchez, I.A. & Isaias, P. (Eds) 13th International Conference on Mobile Learning (Budapest, April 10th). Proceedings, pp., International Association for Development of the Information Society.
9 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2017
Date Written: April 10, 2017
This research explores the educators’ attitudes and behavioural intention toward mobile applications. The methodology integrates measures from ‘the pace of technological innovativeness’ and the ‘technology acceptance model’ to understand the rationale for further investment in mobile learning (m-learning). A quantitative study was carried out amongst two hundred forty-one educators in small EU state. It has investigated the costs and benefits of using ubiquitous resources, including tablets for m-learning in schools. A principal component analysis has indicated that the educators were committed to using mobile technologies. In addition, a stepwise regression analysis has shown that the younger teachers were increasingly engaging in m-learning resources. In conclusion, this contribution puts forward key implications for both academia and practitioners.
Keywords: Mobile, Mobile Learning, Technology Acceptance Model, Technology Innovation Principal Component Analysis, Stepwise Regression Analysis
JEL Classification: I2, I20, I23, I26, M1, M3, M10, M15, M16
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