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Teachers’ motivation to adopt technology in higher education

Lavina Sharma (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Bengaluru, Bengaluru, India)
Mallika Srivastava (SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bengaluru, India)

Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education

ISSN: 2050-7003

Publication date: 7 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The higher education, universities and institutions across the world have increasingly adopted information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for curriculum development, learning and teaching, and for administrative activities. The use of technology to facilitate learning is gaining acceptance across various educational institutions. In order to use technology in the best possible manner, it becomes essential that the teacher should be willing to accept the technology and use it for the teaching activities. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to understand the teachers’ motivation toward adopting technology in the higher education.

Design/methodology/approach

An exploratory-descriptive approach is used in this research. The sampling frame for the study is the teachers employed in the management institutes in Bengaluru, Pune, Indore and Delhi. A simple random sampling technique is used for identifying the sample for the study. A self-administered questionnaire was employed to measure the validity of items measuring the teacher’s intention to use technology.

Findings

The results of the study confirm a significant positive impact of value beliefs (VB), social influence (SI) and perceived ease of use (PEOU) on the behavioral intention (BI) to use technology by the teachers. However, the study does not establish the relationship between self-efficacy and BI to use technology by teachers.

Practical implications

The use of technology will be an important area in the field of higher education where it becomes crucial to understand the motivation factors that lead to the adoption of ICT in the classroom and the curriculum. In order to successfully integrate technology into the teaching-learning process, it is concluded that the factors that positively influence the BI to use technology include the VB, PEOU and the SI.

Originality/value

This study contributes toward the study of teachers’ motivation in the adoption of technology in higher education in India.

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Citation

Sharma, L. and Srivastava, M. (2019), "Teachers’ motivation to adopt technology in higher education", Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 673-692. https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-07-2018-0156

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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