The acceptance of a personal learning environment based on Google apps: the role of subjective norms and social image

Show simple item record Rejón‑Guardia, Francisco Polo‑Peña, Ana Isabel Maraver‑Tarifa, Guillermo 2020-04-23T06:38:15Z
dc.description.abstract The international higher education system should be grounded in an educational approach in which teaching and learning methods aim to transform the student into an active agent in their learning process. The present study aims to learn how intention to use a personal learning environment based on Google applications for supporting collaborative learning is formed, in the context of university student learning. For this purpose, an expansion of the technology acceptance models was proposed including subjective norms and social image. The model was empirically evaluated using survey data collected from 267 students from a marketing management degree course, on which Google applications (apps) were used to design a learning environment to support project work and learning. The results show the suitability of the extended TAM to explain the intention to use Google apps as a personal learning environment in the university context. More specifically, subjective norms contributed to the indirect effect on the intention to use Google apps through social image and had a substantial positive influence on the social image. Meanwhile, social image had a significant positive direct effect on perceived usefulness. The results of the present study have a series of practical implications for the higher education sector.
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dc.relation.ispartof Journal Of Computing In Higher Education, 2019, p. 1-31
dc.subject.classification 33 - Economia
dc.subject.other 33 - Economics. Economic science
dc.title The acceptance of a personal learning environment based on Google apps: the role of subjective norms and social image
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dc.embargo 2026-12-31
dc.subject.keywords Personal learning environments
dc.subject.keywords Technology acceptance model
dc.subject.keywords google apps
dc.subject.keywords Social Image
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