Title: Learners' acceptance of mobile technology supported collaborative learning

Authors: Chih-Hung Lai; Chih-Ming Chu; Pei-Ping Luo; Wei-Hsuan Chen

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien County, Taiwan ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien County, Taiwan ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien County, Taiwan ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien County, Taiwan

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to evaluate students' acceptance of mobile technology supported collaborative learning. This study developed a mobile learning system to support collaborative learning in a field trip. Twenty-seven fifth graders, including 14 boys and 13 girls were divided into six groups in this experiment. The results revealed that mobile technology supported collaborative learning can enhance students' learning achievement. Students also responded that the mobile learning system was easy to use and helpful for conducting collaborative learning.

Keywords: TAM; technology acceptance model; collaborative learning; mobile learning; mobile technology; mobile devices; field trips; m-learning; learner acceptance; user acceptance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2013.057166

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2013 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.277 - 291

Published online: 14 Oct 2013 *

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