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Title: A gender-based investigation of the determinants for information sharing in an open learner model environment

Authors: Yong Wee Sek; Hepu Deng; Elspeth McKay; Wei Xu

Addresses: School of Business Information Technology and Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia ' School of Business Information Technology and Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ' School of Business Information Technology and Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ' School of Information, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China; Smart City Research Center, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

Abstract: This study presents a gender-based investigation of the determinants for information sharing in open learner model-based collaborative learning. Structural equation modelling is used for analysing the survey data to explore the relationship between perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, trust and the information sharing intention of learners. The results reveal that all three factors have a significant impact on learners' information sharing intention. There is a significant gender difference on the perceived ease of use for information sharing. Such findings are useful for better understanding the adoption of open learner models to improve information sharing in collaborative learning.

Keywords: open learner models; OLMs; information sharing; collaborative learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2018.088787

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2018 Vol.23 No.1, pp.37 - 53

Available online: 11 Dec 2017 *

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