Using the Internet as a Learning Medium: University Student Adoption of an FaBWeb

Christy M K Cheung, Matthew K.O. Lee, Zhaohui Chen

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    The Internet has created a new medium for teaching and learning. Despite its benefits, the study of IT-based learning adoption is still scarce. In this research, an augmented Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) (Taylor and Todd, 1995) was employed to investigate studentsí adoption of Internet-based learning innovation. The learning innovation in question was known as ìFabWebî (, which was created as an Internet learning portal containing lecture notes, chat-room facilities, and streaming videos of lectures to provide out-of-classroom support to the regular campus-based students at a local University. In this study, a self-administrated questionnaire was distributed to students from the Faculty of Business in the university and a total of 554 usable questionnaires were collected. Psychometric properties of the measurement model and the structural model were examined using structural equation modeling techniques through LISREL VIII. Results indicated that most of the measures in the instrument had a high degree of reliability and validity. In addition, the model provided a good fit to the data with a moderate degree of variance explained. All path coefficients were found significant as hypothesized. Among all the determinants of Behavioral Intention (BI), Perceived Usefulness (PU) exhibited the strongest total effect at 0.42, whilst Attitude (A), Subjective Norm (SN), and Perceived Behavioral Control (PBC) had a moderate effect at 0.29, 0.22, and 0.20 respectively.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAMCIS 2001 Proceedings
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001
    Event7th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2001 - Boston, United States
    Duration: 3 Aug 20015 Aug 2001 (Conference proceedings)


    Conference7th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2001
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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