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Examination of factors influencing students and faculty behavior towards m-learning acceptance: An empirical study

Muhammad Bakhsh (Department of Computer Science, Allama Iqbal Open University , Islamabad, Pakistan)
Amjad Mahmood (Department of Computer Science, College Information Technology, University of Bahrain , Sakhir, Bahrain)
Nazir A. Sangi (Department of Computer Science, Allama Iqbal Open University , Islamabad, Pakistan)

International Journal of Information and Learning Technology

ISSN: 2056-4880

Article publication date: 6 May 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

Mobile learning is a unique form of learning which uses the distinct features of mobile devices. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the present state of student and faculty perception towards m-learning at open and distance educational institutes in Pakistan.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents a conceptual model based on TAM, which explains factors influencing student and faculty perception towards m-learning acceptance. M-learning acceptance mainly depends on personal attitude, so this study focusses on individual context. Primary data from students and faculty including tutors (n=612, students =448, faculty/tutors=162) was collected through a properly designed questionnaire by using purposive convenient sampling technique during Autumn 2015 semester. Structural equation modelling was used to analyse the collected data.

Findings

The results indicate that student and faculty skill readiness and self-efficacy influence perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness, where these two factors along with prior experience positively influence behavioural intension (BI) to accept mobile learning. Furthermore study results specifically provide factors which positively influence BI either directly or indirectly.

Research limitations/implications

The study was limited to AIOU.

Originality/value

The study specifically provides factors which influence BI either directly or indirectly.

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Citation

Bakhsh, M., Mahmood, A. and Sangi, N.A. (2017), "Examination of factors influencing students and faculty behavior towards m-learning acceptance: An empirical study", International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, Vol. 34 No. 3, pp. 166-188. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJILT-08-2016-0028

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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