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Article: Introducing electronic textbooks as daily-use technology in schools: A top-down adoption process

TitleIntroducing electronic textbooks as daily-use technology in schools: A top-down adoption process
Authors
Issue Date2017
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/BJET
Citation
British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017, v. 48 n. 2, p. 524-537 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study took frequency of use and the adoption process into account to define the participants and external variables of the research model. School electronic textbooks are a daily-use technology and they are adopted in a compulsory, top-down way. Their introduction can evoke feelings of anxiety among teachers because of a possible increase in workload. This compulsory adoption process contrasts with that for most other technologies, which are voluntary and less disruptive. In a school context, instructional designs of electronic textbooks that help explain user acceptance are sufficient in a bottom-up, but not a top-down, approach. To address this, we included individual, organizational and social factors in our research model. We used a survey questionnaire to collect data from 306 in-service teachers from eight secondary schools. The results showed anxiety and positive attitude are the main barrier and catalyst, respectively, to acceptance of such technology. We make one suggestion for researchers and two suggestions for school leaders on the adoption process.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/224956
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.633
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.613

 

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dc.contributor.authorChiu, KFT-
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-18T03:34:44Z-
dc.date.available2016-04-18T03:34:44Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Educational Technology, 2017, v. 48 n. 2, p. 524-537-
dc.identifier.issn0007-1013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/224956-
dc.description.abstractThis study took frequency of use and the adoption process into account to define the participants and external variables of the research model. School electronic textbooks are a daily-use technology and they are adopted in a compulsory, top-down way. Their introduction can evoke feelings of anxiety among teachers because of a possible increase in workload. This compulsory adoption process contrasts with that for most other technologies, which are voluntary and less disruptive. In a school context, instructional designs of electronic textbooks that help explain user acceptance are sufficient in a bottom-up, but not a top-down, approach. To address this, we included individual, organizational and social factors in our research model. We used a survey questionnaire to collect data from 306 in-service teachers from eight secondary schools. The results showed anxiety and positive attitude are the main barrier and catalyst, respectively, to acceptance of such technology. We make one suggestion for researchers and two suggestions for school leaders on the adoption process.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/BJET-
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Educational Technology-
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.titleIntroducing electronic textbooks as daily-use technology in schools: A top-down adoption process-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChiu, KFT: tchiu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChiu, KFT=rp02010-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/bjet.12432-
dc.identifier.hkuros257554-
dc.identifier.volume48-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage524-
dc.identifier.epage537-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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