Title: Factors influencing teachers' adoption of a ubiquitous technology application in supporting teacher performance
Authors: Chao-Hsiu Chen, Shih-Hsuan Chen, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Tzu-Chi Yang
Addresses: Institute of Education, National Chiao Tung University, 1001 Ta-Hsueh Road, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan. ' Institute of Education, National Chiao Tung University, 1001 Ta-Hsueh Road, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan. ' Department of Information and Learning Technology, National University of Tainan, 33, Sec. 2, Shulin Street, Tainan City 70005, Taiwan. ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, 300, Jung-da Road, Jhongli 320, Taiwan, ROC
Abstract: Employing concepts of electronic performance support systems and design-based research, this study developed a ubiquitous performance support system for teachers (UPSST) and implemented it in a school setting. Two teachers participated in this study and data were collected from observation, interviews and system logs. The findings confirm the usability and effectiveness of the UPSST. For example, the teachers could improve both their communication with parents and students and could strengthen the specific evidence of the communication. However, due to factors including equipment issues, personal concerns and former work habits, the participants did not seamlessly incorporate the system into their daily work.
Keywords: ubiquitous technology; performance support systems; technology adoption; electronic performance support; teacher support.
International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2010 Vol.4 No.1, pp.39 - 54
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