Measuring wireless network success: An analysis of a university in Ohio
Jason Rakers, Robert Morris University, United States
Robert Morris University . Awarded
With many colleges facing restricted financial support for technology investments, this study of a wireless network project at a university in Ohio provided results of acceptance and a method for measuring success of wireless networks on campus. Included in these results is a replication of research on effects of facilitating conditions and wireless trust on the intention to use wireless. According to the Campus Computing Project's survey data for U.S. colleges and universities, there has been continued growth in wireless Ethernet network deployments since 2002. However, the literature lacks information relating to how universities can measure the usage and acceptance of their wireless networks to demonstrate project success. This study demonstrated that less than half of student participants used the wireless network on campus despite nearly all student participants suggesting they would use a wireless network if one was available. The field project results support differences among participants' intention to use wireless networks based on gender and year of study in higher education.
Keywords. wireless, technology acceptance, wireless network, project success, university wireless projects, campus wireless, student acceptance, wi-fi, wireless adoption
Rakers, J. Measuring wireless network success: An analysis of a university in Ohio. Ph.D. thesis, Robert Morris University.
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