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Communications at congresses:
An analysis of the influence of students' technological culture on their technology acceptance (Symposium: Cross-cultural aspects of learning technology acceptance)
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Education,
  • Information and communication technology (ict) in education,
  • Behavioural sciences
Information
Abstract
The increasing implementation of learning management systems (LMS) in educational institutions during the last decade has raised the interest among the research community on the acceptance and use of these systems by both teachers and students. At first, the implementation of LMS was based on their technical design and the adaptation of the learning processes to the virtual environment, neglecting students¿ characteristics when the systems were deployed, which led to expensive and failing implementations. The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) proposes a framework which allows the study of the acceptance and use of technology that takes into consideration the students¿ characteristics and how they affect the acceptance and the degree of use of educational technology. This study questions the role of the user¿s attitude towards use of LMS and uses the UTAUT to examine the moderating effect of technological culture in the adoption of LMS in Spain. The results from the comparison and analysis of three different models confirm the relevance of attitude towards use as an antecedent of intention to use the system, as well as the important moderating effect of gender and technological culture. The discussion of results suggests the need for a more in-depth analysis and interrelations of cultural dimensions in the adoption of educational technologies and learning management systems.
International
Si
Congress
14th Biennial Conference EARLI 2011: Education for a Global Networked Society
960
Place
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
Start Date
30/08/2011
End Date
03/09/2011
From page
1172
To page
1174
Book of Abstracts and Extended Summaries (http://earli2011.org/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=487)
Participants
  • Autor: Santiago Iglesias Pradas (UPM)
  • Autor: Angel Hernandez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Felix Jose Pascual Miguel (UPM)
  • Autor: Oscar Lorenzo Dueñas Rugnon (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
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