The Factors Affecting Students’ Attitudes toward Learning via Cellular Phone: A Study on Students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences Using Technology Acceptance Model

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Hasan Babri 1 , * , Bibi Eshrat Zamani 1 , Setare Mosavi 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Babri H , Zamani B E , Mosavi S. The Factors Affecting Students’ Attitudes toward Learning via Cellular Phone: A Study on Students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences Using Technology Acceptance Model, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2012 ; 9(2):e60618.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 9 (2); e60618
Published Online: January 15, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 21, 2017
Accepted: September 19, 2012

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Learning via mobile, as a new stage of electronic learning development,
has been introduced to provide opportunities for transferring information and improving students
learning. The present study was carried out to investigate the factors affecting the attitudes of
Medical Students toward the acceptance of cellular phone as one of the educational means.
Methods: In this descriptive correlation research, the study population was all the medical students
in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Study samples were 214 students selected
through clustered random sampling according to the sample size. Data collection was performed
using a questionnaire designed based on forming constructs and factors of Davis et al., (1989)
acceptance model. The questionnaire’s validity and reliability were determined through content
validity and Cronbach's alpha respectively.
Results: Variables including the perception of easy usage of e-learning, the perception of the
helpfulness of e-learning, students’ attitudes toward e-learning and the decision to use it were found
to be the factors which positively affect the acceptance and use of this technology among the
students at the level of 0.01.
Conclusion: Based on on findings, the technology acceptance model of learning via cellular phone
was approved in the studied population; so that, it is applicable to the under-study population.

Keywords

Mobile Learning Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)

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