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Student Acceptance of Mobile Learning

Title: Student Acceptance of Mobile Learning.
Name(s): Donaldson, Robin Lee, author
Burnett, Gary, professor directing dissertation
Jeong, Allan, university representative
Lustria, Mia Liza A., committee member
Tripp, Lisa, committee member
School of Library and Information Studies, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Mobile devices with Internet capabilities and applications have dramatically increased the convenience of accessing information for community college students. This study uses technology acceptance theory as a theoretical framework to examine the determinants associated with community college students' behavioral intention to use of mobile learning and mobile library resources. The acceptance of mobile learning by students and educators is critical to the successful implementation of mobile learning systems therefore it is important to understand the factors that affect student intentions to use mobile learning. This research is based on relevant technology acceptance literature and the the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). The purpose of this study is to test the determinants of the behavioral intention to use mobile learning by community college students and to discover if there exist either age or gender differences in the acceptance of mobile learning. The results indicate that performance expectancy, social influence, perceived playfulness of learning, and voluntariness of use were all significant determinants of behavioral intention to use mobile learning. Effort expectancy and self-management were not found to be significant predictor variables. This research provides useful information in understanding the drivers of acceptance for mobile learning in order to take proactive interventions for students that may be less inclined to adopt mobile learning.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0716 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the School of Library and Information Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2011.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: April 29, 2011.
Keywords: educational technology, technology innovation, technology acceptance, voluntariness of use, self management of learning, UTAUT, TAM, mobile learning, mobile, perceived playfulness
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Gary Burnett, Professor Directing Dissertation; Allan Jeong, University Representative; Mia Liza A. Lustria, Committee Member; Lisa Tripp, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Library science
Information science
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Host Institution: FSU

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