A CAUSAL MODEL For TEACHER INTENTION To USE WEB-BASED TEACHING PLATFORMS
Show-Hui Huang, Shu-Te University, Taiwan ; Wen-Kai Hsu, National Kaohsiung Marine University, Taiwan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The purpose of this paper is to discuss teacher intention to use web-based teaching platforms (WTP). Based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), a causal model with 5 exogenous variables was constructed to analyze teacher behavior. The 5 exogenous variables included 2 internal factors: gender and computer knowledge; and 3 external factors: technology support, using climate and training. Since gender is a category variable, an ANCOVA causal model was developed. A two-group LISREL model by gender was then applied to analyze the model. To validate the model, 184 valid university teachers in Taiwan using the SUN NET web-based teaching platform were surveyed. The results can offer useful information for school administrators promoting online instruction. Keywords: TAM, distance learning, web-based teaching platform
Huang, S.H. & Hsu, W.K. (2007). A CAUSAL MODEL For TEACHER INTENTION To USE WEB-BASED TEACHING PLATFORMS. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3056-3061). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).