An analysis of factors influencing the user acceptance of OpenCourseWare

Chang Hwa Wang, Cheng Ping Chen

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Abstract

OpenCourseWare (OCW) has been rapidly applied to various countries. However, many OCW users do not have enough learning motivations and some even dropped out in the middle. This study intended to investigate the factors that influence the user intention of using OCW and purposed a theoretical framework named the Theory of User Acceptance of OCW. Questionnaire survey was done to analyze the relationships among external variables, intermediate variables, and dependent variables within the theory. Correlation and multiple regression analyses were done to verify the research hypotheses. The results indicated that in terms of using OCW, the knowledge and experience influences the behavioral attitude; the effect of organization and community influences the subjective norm; and channels to elevate computer literacy influences perceived behavioral control. Moreover, the behavioral attitude, the subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control all influence the user intention. These conclusions also provide validations to the purposed theoretical framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Applications for Database, Education, and Ubiquitous Computing - Int. Conferences, EL, DTA and UNESST 2012, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technol. Conf., FGIT 2012, Proc.
Pages15-22
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 17
Event2012 Conference on EL 2012, the 2012 Int. Conference on DTA 2012, and the 2012 International Conference on u- and e- Service, Science and Technology, UNESST 2012, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2012 - Gangneug, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2012 Dec 162012 Dec 19

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume352 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Other

Other2012 Conference on EL 2012, the 2012 Int. Conference on DTA 2012, and the 2012 International Conference on u- and e- Service, Science and Technology, UNESST 2012, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGangneug
Period12/12/1612/12/19

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Keywords

  • OpenCourseWare
  • behavioral attitude
  • perceived behavioral control
  • subjective norm
  • user acceptance of information system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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Wang, C. H., & Chen, C. P. (2012). An analysis of factors influencing the user acceptance of OpenCourseWare. In Computer Applications for Database, Education, and Ubiquitous Computing - Int. Conferences, EL, DTA and UNESST 2012, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technol. Conf., FGIT 2012, Proc. (pp. 15-22). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 352 CCIS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35603-2_3