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Pre-service teachers' acceptance and use of mobile learning in Malaysia


Pullen, D and J-F and Swabey, K and Abadooz, M and Sing, TKR, Pre-service teachers' acceptance and use of mobile learning in Malaysia, Australian Educational Computing, 30, (1) pp. 1-14. ISSN 1443-833X (2015) [Refereed Article]


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Mobile technology coupled with Internet accessibility has increased not only how we communicate but also how we might engage in learning. The ubiquity of mobile technology, such as smart phones and tablet devices, makes it a valuable tool for accessing learning resources on the Internet. The unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model has been used in previous studies to investigate how different forms of technology have been used and accepted. This paper reports on mobile technology use and acceptance using the UTAUT model as a theoretical framework to examine how a group of Malaysian pre-services teachersí utilised mobile technology for their learning. The study found that performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence, attitude toward technology and self efficiently are all significant determinants of behavioural intentions to use mobile devices for learning. The researchers conclude that the result of their study has far-reaching implications for educational providers to understand how studentsí use mobile technologies as a key component of their university studies.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mobile learning, m-learning, pre-service teachers, technology, Unified Theory of Acceptance Model (UTAUT)
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Pullen, D (Dr Darren Pullen)
UTAS Author:J-F (Dr J F)
UTAS Author:Swabey, K (Professor Karen Swabey)
ID Code:102446
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-08-21
Last Modified:2018-03-29
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