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The utility of the UTAUT model in explaining mobile learning adoption in higher education in Guyana
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, , , University of Guyana, Guyana

IJEDICT Volume 9, Number 3, ISSN 1814-0556 Publisher: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies

Abstract

In this paper, we compare the utility of modified versions of the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model in explaining mobile learning adoption in higher education in a developing country and evaluate the size and direction of the impacts of the UTAUT factors on behavioural intention to adopt mobile learning in higher education. The data were obtained through a web survey of university students and the models are estimated in a structural equations modelling framework. Many of the UTAUT relationships are confirmed, but some are contradicted. The results suggest that culture and country level differences moderate the UTAUT effects, hence, a straightforward application of the model regardless of the context can lead to non-detection of important relationships and to suboptimal mobile learning promotion strategies. Including attitude in the model is also a prudent modification since it increases its explanatory power.

Citation

Thomas, T., Singh, L. & Gaffar, K. (2013). The utility of the UTAUT model in explaining mobile learning adoption in higher education in Guyana. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 9(3),. Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies. Retrieved August 12, 2022 from .

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