The Study of Students’ Willingness to Use Mobile Learning in English Classes

Abstract

Recently, New Taipei City of the Taiwanese government has made great efforts to promote mobile learning. For example, the related programs, “New Taipei City Mobile Learning Experimental Schools of Ministry of Education” in the 101 academic year and “New Taipei City Cloud educational studio” in the 102 academic year. Furthermore, in the 103 academic year, they were integrating tablet PCs to learning in different subjects. This study tried to know students’ “behavioral intention” and “use behavior” of an English course in a school in the above context. Based on the “Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology” [UTAUT], researchers designed questionnaires to discuss influence factors. The total sample numbers are 324 6th grade students, sample numbers are 324 and effective samples are 324, and the effective rate is 100%. Results show: (1) the variables of “Experience” and “Voluntary Background” of "Effort Expectancy" and "Social Influence" are significant deviations. (2) "Performance Expectancy", "Effort Expectancy”, "Social Influence", “Facilitating Conditions ", and "Behavioral Intention" present a significant positive correlation. (3) "Performance Expectancy", "Effort Expectancy", and "Social Influence" have predictive ability to "Behavioral Intention". (4) "Behavioral Intention" and "Facilitating Conditions" have predictive ability to "Use Behavior ".



Author Information
Yu-Feng Kuo, Vanung University, Taiwan
Po-Hsun Shih, Vanung University, Taiwan
Yu-Chung Lin, Vanung University, Taiwan
Tzu-Shan Cheng, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Paper Information
Conference: ACE2015
Stream: Educational change through technologies

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