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A Model for Predicting an Individual’s Use of a Telematics Application for a Learning-Related Purpose
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, , University of Twente

IJET Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN 1077-9124 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Telematics, the combination of communication and information technology, offers a wide range of possibilities for education. Telematics applications include e-mail, groupware, and all the possibilities of the World Wide Web (WWW). Educational insti-tutions and jurisdictions throughout the world are investing in Internet access and in creating the conditions so various kinds of telematics applications can be available to teachers and learners. But a major question is: Will the intended users, teachers and learners, actually make use of all these possibilities? What fac-tors have the most impact, both positive and negative, in terms of the individual teacher or student's decision to make use of a telematics application? In a research project underway in The Netherlands, using data from a number of countries, these ques-tions are being addressed. In this article we describe the theoreti-cal model derived for our research. The model involves four main clusters of variables related to external context, educational ef-fectiveness, ease of use, and personal engagement and is thus called the 4-E Model. The paper develops this model theoretical-ly. It also briefly describes how it is being validated and gives in-dications of how the model can be applied in practice.

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Collis, B. & Pals, N. (2000). A Model for Predicting an Individual’s Use of a Telematics Application for a Learning-Related Purpose. International Journal of Educational Telecommunications, 6(1), 63-103. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 21, 2020 from .

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