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Communications at congresses:
Use intention and actual use behaviour of learning management systems in a TAM-3 based framework (Symposium: Educational technology acceptance: Explaining non-significant intention-behaviour effects)
Research Areas
  • Information and communication technology (ict) in education
In the past years, the increasing number of implementations of learning management systems in educational institutions has aroused great interest on the study e-learning acceptance. Acceptance studies focus on the predictors of system use, and generally consider behavioural intention as a proxy for actual use. Recently, empirical research has questioned the influence of intention to use on actual use. This study proposes a TAM3-based model ? with the inclusion of two additional variables: personal innovativeness and perceived interaction ? to study the factors influencing learning management systems? acceptance, with special focus on the relation between intention and actual behaviour. In order to do so, data has been gathered from a survey administrated to Spanish graduate students, and a partial least squares analysis has been used to test the research model. The results of the analysis supported the original TAM relations, except for the intention-behaviour linkage, and unveiled a dual nature of perceived usefulness ? with one component related to efficiency and performance, and another component related to flexibility. The main findings from this study question the adequacy of applying the TAM3 model in educational settings when compared to simpler models. Moreover, behavioural intention to use learning management systems might be related to learning modality preference, and therefore its measurement scale might also be subject to further revision. A reformulation of behavioural intention addressing the particularities of educational contexts should cover aspects related to flexibility and self-directed learning.
15th Biennal Conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
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EARLI 2013 Book of Abstracts
  • Autor: Angel Francisco Agudo Peregrina (UPM)
  • Autor: Angel Hernandez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Felix Jose Pascual Miguel (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Innovación, Propiedad industrial y Política tecnológica (INNOPRO)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Domótica Integral, CEDINT
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
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