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  • Impacts of Perceived Convenience and the Teacher’s Role on Moodle   [CCE 2013]
  • Author(s)
  • Hsiao-hui Hsu
  • ABSTRACT
  • Internet-based electronic learning (E-learning) as an alternative education form has both created an innovative learning environment and provided learners with an exceptional opportunity to interact with others. Individual acceptance and use ofInformation Technology (IT)have been considered indentifying the success of e-learning systems.The purpose of this study is to take Technology Acceptance Model as a foundation and include perceived convenienceandtheteacher’s roleas new external factorsin predicting students’ perceptionsofthe acceptance and use of Moodle, an open source e-learning system. A total of 47 college students participated in this research. The results indicated thatbothperceived convenienceand perceived ease of usehad direct effectson perceived usefulness. Perceived ease of use, perceived convenience, and perceived usefulness had significantly positive impactson attitude toward using Moodle. The teacher’s role did not have positive influences on perceived usefulness and attitude toward using Moodle.Continuance intention to use Moodle was directly influenced by attitude toward using Moodle. Several practicaltheoreticalimplications of the present study are offered at the end of paper.
  • KEYWORDS
  • Perceived Convenience; the Teacher’S Role; TAM; Moodle
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