USING TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL TO PROMOTE STUDENTS ADOPTION AND USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN THE SUNYANI TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

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ERNEST OFORI

Abstract

The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has been extensively used to determine the extent of adoption and use of digital technologies in research. The model addresses the technical shortfalls of users by confronting some undesirable behavioural and perceptual traits which discourage the acceptance and usage of digital technologies. This study, therefore, sought to students’ acceptance and use of digital technologies for the purpose of enhancing their learning. Inquiring from students how they use their digital devices and further rate their level of digital competencies (skills and knowledge) spurred the researcher to adopt an instructional delivery system through the application of the TAM to enable students adopt, accept and incorporate these technologies into their learning in order to make learning flexible and self-paced. The quantitative method was used to answer the research questions that guided this study. This study aimed at applying the TAM to provide a descriptive analysis on how students adopt and use digital technologies in their remote locations. The study also sought to use the model to address students’ perceptions and attitudes toward the use of digital technologies. The study revealed that respondents had developed positive attitudes and right perceptions toward the use of digital technologies during lessons because they gained more understanding and insight through the lively course content they offer. Respondents now have the belief that the intervention has helped them to develop the zeal to adopt and use digital technologies to enhance their learning.

Keywords:
Technology acceptance model, digital technologies, perception, attitude, intervention

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OFORI, E. (2019). USING TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL TO PROMOTE STUDENTS ADOPTION AND USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN THE SUNYANI TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY. Journal of Basic and Applied Research International, 25(3), 146-157. Retrieved from http://www.ikprress.org/index.php/JOBARI/article/view/4603
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