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TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE IN A MANDATORY TECHNOLOGY-BASED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

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Date Issued:
2010
Abstract/Description:
Understanding the influences of technology acceptance factors on students participating in mandatory, technology-based learning is an essential element of the instructional design and implementation of technology-based learning programs. The purpose of this ex post facto correlation study was to examine factors influencing technology acceptance in a mandatory, technology-based learning program. The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Usage of Technology (UTAUT) established the theoretical framework of this study. A UTAUT instrument was administered to a convenience sample of 105 participants in a mandatory, technology based learning program to determine the technology acceptance of participants. A content-driven, summative performance-based instrument was administered to assess the performance behavior of participants. The primary statistical tools used in the study were the Pearson correlation, Spearman Rho and multiple regression analysis procedures. Two primary factors influencing performance behavior of participants in the study were (a) attitude towards usage of technology and (b) age of the participant. Gender, experience, and voluntariness were not significant contributors to performance behaviors; this finding is consistent with recent technology acceptance research in a mandatory, technology-based environment.
Title: TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE IN A MANDATORY TECHNOLOGY-BASED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
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Name(s): Hurst, Kyle Ray, Author
Thompson, Carla J., Committee Chair
Havard, Byron, Committee Member
University of West Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: University of West Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Understanding the influences of technology acceptance factors on students participating in mandatory, technology-based learning is an essential element of the instructional design and implementation of technology-based learning programs. The purpose of this ex post facto correlation study was to examine factors influencing technology acceptance in a mandatory, technology-based learning program. The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Usage of Technology (UTAUT) established the theoretical framework of this study. A UTAUT instrument was administered to a convenience sample of 105 participants in a mandatory, technology based learning program to determine the technology acceptance of participants. A content-driven, summative performance-based instrument was administered to assess the performance behavior of participants. The primary statistical tools used in the study were the Pearson correlation, Spearman Rho and multiple regression analysis procedures. Two primary factors influencing performance behavior of participants in the study were (a) attitude towards usage of technology and (b) age of the participant. Gender, experience, and voluntariness were not significant contributors to performance behaviors; this finding is consistent with recent technology acceptance research in a mandatory, technology-based environment.
Identifier: WFE0000204 (IID), uwf:60956 (fedora)
Note(s): 2010-08-01
Ed.D.
Department of Instructional and Performance Technology
Doctorate
Subject(s): Technology acceptance, advanced distributed learning, UTAUT, quantitative, distance learning
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/uwf/fd/WFE0000204
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UWF

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