Factors Affecting Students' Acceptance of Tablet PCs: A Study in Italian High Schools

Stefano Cacciamani*, Daniela Villani, Andrea Bonanomi, Claudia Carissoli, Maria Giulia Olivari, Laura Morganti, Giuseppe Riva, Emanuela Confalonieri

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

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To maximize the advantages of the tablet personal computer (TPC) at school, this technology needs to be accepted by students as new tool for learning. With reference to the Technology Acceptance Model and the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology, the aims of this study were (a) to analyze factors influencing high school students' acceptance of TPCs and (b) to detect any difference in this influence considering the frequency of TPC use, students' gender, and school grade. Two hundred and ninety-six students from six high schools in the Milan area participated in the study. Data were collected using an online survey. The results showed that empowerment in learning, perceived usefulness, and support conditions affect learning use, and empowerment in learning and affect influence communicative use of TPCs. The implications of these results are discussed. (Keywords: tablets, acceptance, digital technologies, high school, path analysis)
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)120-133
Numero di pagine14
RivistaJournal of Research on Technology in Education
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018


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  • Computer Science Applications1707 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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