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An Investigation of University Student Readiness towards M-learning using Technology Acceptance Model
International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (2015)
  • Shakeel Iqbal
Abstract
M-learning islearning delivered via mobile devices and mobile technology. The research indicates that this medium of learning has potential to enhance formal as well as informal learning.  However, acceptance of m-learning greatly depends upon the personal attitude of students towards this medium; therefore this study focuses only on the individual context in which the role of student’s readiness towards m-learning is investigated using Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). TAM is the popular choice among the researchers for investigating acceptance of any new technology primarily because of its robust and parsimonious nature. The sample selected for this study consisted of students from the private sector universities in a developing country. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection. The final results of investigation were based on 244 valid responses. The results indicate that the students’ skills and psychological readiness strongly influence their perceived ease of use (PEU) and perceived usefulness (PU) of m-learning, whereas both these constructs positively influenced their behavioral intention to use m-learning. The findings of this study have theoretical as well as practical implications which are discussed at the end.
Keywords
  • m-learning adoption,
  • technology in higher education,
  • technology acceptance model
Publication Date
Fall October, 2015
Citation Information
Iqbal, S., & Bhatti, Z. A. (2015). An Investigation of University Student Readiness towards M-learning using Technology Acceptance Model. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16(4).