Technology Acceptance in Education

Editors: Teo, Timothy (Ed.)

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Technology acceptance can be defined as a user’s willingness to employ technology for the tasks it is designed to support. Over the years, acceptance researchers have become more interested in understanding the factors influencing the adoption of technologies in various settings. From the literature, much research has been done to understand technology acceptance in the business contexts. This is understandable, given the close relationship between the appropriate uses of technology and profit margin. In most of the acceptance studies, researchers have sought to identify and understand the forces that shape users’ acceptance so as to influence the design and implementation process in ways to avoid or minimize resistance or rejection when users interact with technology. Traditionally, it has been observed that developers and procurers of technological resources could rely on authority to ensure that technology was used, which is true in many industrial and organizational contexts. However, with the increasing demands for educational applications of information technology and changing working practices, there is s need to re-examine user acceptance issues as they emerge within and outside of the contexts in which technology was implemented. This is true in the education milieu where teachers exercise the autonomy to decide on what and how technology will be used for teaching and learning purposes. Although they are guided by national and local policies to use technology in the classrooms, teachers spent much of their planning time to consider how technology could be harnessed for effective lesson delivery and assessment to be conducted. These circumstances have provided the impetus for researchers to study technology acceptance in educational settings. Although these studies have typically involved students and teachers as participants, their findings have far-reaching implications for school leaders, policy makers, and other stakeholders. The book is a critical and specialized source that describes recent research on technology acceptance in education represented by educators and researchers from around the world such as Australia, Belgium, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom, and United States of America.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Technology Acceptance Research in Education

    Timothy Teo

    Pages 1-5

  • Understanding the Complexity of Technology Acceptance by Higher Education Students

    Sue Bennett Karl Maton, Lisa Carrington

    Pages 63-77

  • Modeling Technology Acceptance Among Pre-Service Teachers

    Timothy Teo

    Pages 79-99

  • University Students’ Acceptance of A Web-Based Course Management System

    Bram Pynoo Pieter Devolder Jo Tondeur Johan Van Braak Wouter Duyck, Philippe Duyck

    Pages 125-143

  • Exploring Learners’ Acceptance Toward Mobile Learning

    Shu-Sheng Liaw, Hsiu-Mei Huang

    Pages 145-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technology Acceptance in Education
Editors
  • Timothy Teo
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-487-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-487-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 221
Topics