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A new model on the use of ubiquitous technology (u-Tech) as a learning tool


Sedek, Muliati and Mahmud, Rosnaini and Ab. Jalil, Habibah and Mohd Daud, Shaffe (2014) A new model on the use of ubiquitous technology (u-Tech) as a learning tool. World Journal on Educational Technology, 6 (2). pp. 181-191. ISSN 1309-1506; ESSN: 1309-0348


Laptops, smartphones and tablets which also known as ubiquitous technology or u-tech have been widely used by students in the university. However, study on the factors influencing it usage as not many comprehensive studies have been done related to it. A review of related literature reveals that factors, namely the Technology Competency (TC), Performance Expectancy (PE), Effort Expectancy (EE), Behavioural Intention (BI), Facilitating Conditions (FC) and Social Status (SS) influence its usage. Thus, the focus of this study was to confirm whether the determined factors contribute towards u-tech usage among students in the institutions of higher learning, particularly in Malaysia. This study was based on a quantitative research in which the Structural Equation Modelling using AMOS was employed. The results attained from the analysis produced a reliable model towards u-tech usage. Therefore, it can be concluded that, u-tech usage described by the five factors. This study has suggested that the university administration should play an active role in disseminating any news that is related to the usefulness of u-tech.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: Academic World Education & Research Center
Keywords: New model; Structural equation modelling; Ubiquitous technology; U-tech
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2015 06:04
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2016 01:32
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/36204
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