Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 15

Volume 15 Number 4, Pages 365-374

Winter 2004

An Enhanced Technology Acceptance Model for Web-Based Learning

Min Gong
Yan Xu

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Yuecheng Yu
City University of New York - Baruch College
New York, NY 10010, USA

Abstract: Although information technology (IT) has played an increasingly important role in contemporary education, resistance to IT remains significant in the education sector. This study attempts to identify additional key determinants of the IT acceptance in the education sector based on a study in which. 280 full-time teachers who were part-time students of a bachelor degree program participated. The current technology acceptance model (TAM) and the social cognitive theory (SCT) are combined to provide a new framework for this analysis. Results of the study are consistent with the TAM factors for explaining behavioral intention. The study also indicates that the computer self-efficacy (CSE) has substantial influence on the teachers' technology acceptance. Implications of the resulting factors are discussed within the context of education.

Keywords: User technology acceptance, Computer self-efficacy, Information technology, Web-based learning system

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Recommended Citation: Gong, M., Xu, Y., & Yu, Y. (2004). An Enhanced Technology Acceptance Model for Web-Based Learning. Journal of Information Systems Education, 15(4), 365-374.