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Learning management systems and cloud file hosting services: A study on students’ acceptance

Stantchev, Vladimir and Colomo-Palacios, Ricardo and Soto-Acosta, Pedro and Misra, Sanjay (2013) Learning management systems and cloud file hosting services: A study on students’ acceptance. Elsevier. pp. 612-619. ISSN 0747-5632

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The aim of this paper is to investigate the motivations that lead higher education students to replace several Learning Management Systems (LMS) services with cloud file hosting services for information sharing and collaboration among them. The research approach is based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). More specifically, the model is devoted to identifying barriers and enablers to the acceptance of these technologies. A questionnaire comprising three factors (Attitude toward using technology, Perceived ease of use and Perceived usefulness) was applied to a sample consisting of 121 higher education students. Results show that the perceived ease of use of cloud file hosting services is above that of LMS tools and services and that cloud file hosting services presented higher levels of perceived usefulness than standard learning management tools. In addition, attitude toward using cloud file hosting services is well above that of using LMS tools.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning management systems Technology acceptance model Attitude toward using technology Perceived ease of use Perceived usefulness
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2014 20:10
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2014 20:10

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