On the use of extended TAM to assess students' acceptance and intent to use third-generation learning management systems
Salvador Ros, Roberto Hernández, Agustín Caminero, Antonio Robles, Isabel Barbero, Araceli Maciá, Francisco Pablo Holgado
British Journal of Educational Technology Volume 46, Number 6, ISSN 0007-1013 e-ISSN 0007-1013 Publisher: Wiley
Service-oriented e-learning platforms can be considered as a third generation of learning management systems (LMSs). As opposed to the previous generations, consisting of ad hoc solutions and traditional LMS, this new technology contemplates e-learning systems as services that can be integrated into different learning scenarios. This paper shows that the flexibility of these systems allows building personal learning environments and proposes the use of an extended technology acceptance model (TAM) to assess the acceptance and intention to use a third generation of LMS. To fit and validate the service-oriented e-learning platforms acceptance model, structural equation modeling and path analysis have been implemented. The results point out that the intention to use this third-generation LMS is determined by the gadgets and container design, both of which are structural elements of this technology. Finally, it is also shown that previous experience does not determine the use intention of this technology.
Ros, S., Hernández, R., Caminero, A., Robles, A., Barbero, I., Maciá, A. & Holgado, F.P. (2015). On the use of extended TAM to assess students' acceptance and intent to use third-generation learning management systems. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(6), 1250-1271. Wiley.