Publication Date

2023

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Hung, Wei-Chen

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Legacy Department

Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment (ETRA)

Abstract

Mobile learning is a rapidly growing field in education that has gained increasing worldwide attention in recent years due to the widespread availability of mobile devices and their potential to enhance learning experiences. In Saudi Arabia, higher education institutions have explored the use of mobile learning to support teaching and learning, though limited research examines factors related to the use of mobile learning by faculty members. To ensure the success of mobile learning integration in higher education environments, it is vital to examine faculty members’ behavioral intentions to use mobile learning for educational purposes. This quantitative study investigated how the attitudinal factors of the technology acceptance model (TAM; perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use) can predict faculty members’ behavioral intention to use mobile learning for educational purposes at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This study also examined whether gender and age moderated the relationship between the TAM constructs and behavioral intention to use mobile learning by faculty members. The findings of this study show that perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use were the statistically significant positive predictors of the faculty members’ behavioral intention to mobile learning. Gender moderated the relationship between perceived ease of use and faculty members' behavioral intention to use mobile learning. However, age did not moderate the relationship between the TAM constructs and faculty members' behavioral intention to use mobile learning. The current study's results were discussed with previous research studies. In the end, the current study discussed limitations and implications as well as provided suggestions for future studies.

Extent

116 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Media Type

Text

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