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Student attitudes towards and use of ICT in course study, work and social activity: a technology acceptance model approach

Edmunds, Rob; Thorpe, Mary and Conole, Grainne (2012). Student attitudes towards and use of ICT in course study, work and social activity: a technology acceptance model approach. British Journal of Educational Technology, 43(1) pp. 71–84.

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Abstract

The increasing use of information and communication technology (ICT) in higher education has been explored largely in relation to student experience of coursework and university life. Students' lives and experience beyond the university have been largely unexplored. Research into student experience of ICT used a validated model—the technology acceptance model—to explore the influence of work and social/leisure contexts as well as course study, on attitudes towards and take up of technology. The results suggest that usefulness and ease of use are key dimensions of students' attitudes towards technology in all three contexts but that ICT is perceived most positively in the context of work and technology use at work is an important driver for technology use in other areas.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors. British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010 Becta
ISSN: 0007-1013
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 26467
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2011 11:59
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 03:16
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26467
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