Mobile Learning-system usage: Scale development and empirical tests
Alharbi, S and Drew, S, Mobile Learning-system usage: Scale development and empirical tests, International Journal of Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence, 3 (11), Science and Information Conference 2014, 27-29 August 2014, London, Heathrow, pp. 31-47. ISSN 2165-4069 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]
Mobile technologies have changed the shape of learning for learners, society, and education providers. Consequently, mobile learning has become a core component in modern education. Nevertheless, introducing mobile learning systems does not automatically guarantee that learners will develop a positive behavioural intention to use it and therefore use it. Thus, acceptance-of-technology and system-success studies have increased. As yet, however, much of the research regarding understanding studentsí behavioural intention to use mobile learning systems seems to suffer from several shortcomings. On top of that, there is no common cognitive theoretical foundation. This study introduces a theoretical framework that combines the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) and Information System (IS) Success Model. This integration resulted in three success measures and two acceptance constructs. The success measures included the following: a) information quality, b) system quality, and c) user satisfaction; whilst the following were the acceptance measures: a) effort expectancy, b) performance expectancy, and c) social influence. Further, this study introduces lecture attitude as a new construct that is believed to moderate studentsí behavioural intention. The relationships between the different factors form the research hypotheses.