oa Alternation - Factors affecting usage of Web Based Learning Tools

Volume 12 Number 1b
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



Several studies on technology adoption have attempted to develop models, such as the technology accepted model, that can be generally applied to any technology. Typical web-based learning technologies such as WebCT, however, are composed of several distinct tool sets, and student motivations for using each may differ, due to the different purposes and characteristics of each tool. In this study, a different set of factors were found to affect usage intent of the WebCT bulletin board and quiz tool and these differences are discussed. Perceived usefulness and Perceived ease of use were found to affect student intentions to use the bulletin board, while Compatibility with learning style; Self efficacy and Long-term consequences all affected intentions to use the quiz tool. The implications of these findings on designing the integration of these educational technology tools with courses are discussed as well as limitations and future research.

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