oa Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal - Extending the technology acceptance model to evaluate discussion forum adoption in a learning management system

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1684-498X



The inclusion of ICT for educational purposes has burgeoned over the past decade. However, preliminary investigations indicate that e-learning systems remain underutilized, including systems such as discussion forums. The purpose of this study is to establish constructs that may promote adoption and use of discussion forums. The Technology Acceptance Model forms the theoretical framework for this study and is extended by including digital inclusion, perceived attention and perceived enjoyment. Thirty ICT students were purposively selected and interviewed. Findings suggest that perceived usefulness and ease along with digital inclusion may positively influence discussion forum adoption among undergraduate students.

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