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Mobile learning in secondary education: teachers’ and students' perceptions and acceptance of tablet computers

Hannelore Montrieux (UGent) , Cédric Courtois (UGent) , Annelies Raes (UGent) , Tammy Schellens (UGent) and Lieven De Marez (UGent)
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This paper examines the school-wide introduction of the tablet computer as a mobile learning tool in a secondary school in Belgium. Drawing upon the Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior, we question during three waves of data collection which factors influence teachers’ and students’ acceptance and use of these devices for educational purposes. The first wave indicated that attitudes towards the rollout are generally positive. Teachers and students are intrinsically motivated, welcoming it as an instrumental, and for students enjoyable, learning tool. However students do report feelings of social pressure. While after three months, the prior expectations hold up for both stakeholders, results of the third wave show a different pattern. Teachers’ acceptance seem related to attaining a positive attitude, social influence and the sense to master the new technology while regarding students’ results; only behavioral control remains significant. These results challenges teaching practices and invites manifold venues for further research.
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secondary education, tablet computer, Mobile learning, Decomposed theory of Planned Behavior

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Montrieux, Hannelore, Cédric Courtois, Annelies Raes, Tammy Schellens, and Lieven De Marez. 2014. “Mobile Learning in Secondary Education: Teachers’ and Students' Perceptions and Acceptance of Tablet Computers.” International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning: 26–40.
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Montrieux, H., Courtois, C., Raes, A., Schellens, T., & De Marez, L. (2014). Mobile learning in secondary education: teachers’ and students' perceptions and acceptance of tablet computers. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOBILE AND BLENDED LEARNING, 26–40.
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Montrieux H, Courtois C, Raes A, Schellens T, De Marez L. Mobile learning in secondary education: teachers’ and students' perceptions and acceptance of tablet computers. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOBILE AND BLENDED LEARNING. 2014;26–40.
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Montrieux, Hannelore, Cédric Courtois, Annelies Raes, et al. “Mobile Learning in Secondary Education: Teachers’ and Students' Perceptions and Acceptance of Tablet Computers.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOBILE AND BLENDED LEARNING (2014): 26–40. Print.
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  abstract     = {This paper examines the school-wide introduction of the tablet computer as a mobile learning tool in a secondary school in Belgium. Drawing upon the Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior, we question during three waves of data collection which factors influence teachers{\textquoteright} and students{\textquoteright} acceptance and use of these devices for educational purposes. The first wave indicated that attitudes towards the rollout are generally positive. Teachers and students are intrinsically motivated, welcoming it as an instrumental, and for students enjoyable, learning tool. However students do report feelings of social pressure. While after three months, the prior expectations hold up for both stakeholders, results of the third wave show a different pattern. Teachers{\textquoteright} acceptance seem related to attaining a positive attitude, social influence and the sense to master the new technology while regarding students{\textquoteright} results; only behavioral control remains significant. These results challenges teaching practices and invites manifold venues for further research.},
  author       = {Montrieux, Hannelore and Courtois, C{\'e}dric and Raes, Annelies and Schellens, Tammy and De Marez, Lieven},
  issn         = {1941-8647},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOBILE AND BLENDED LEARNING},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {26--40},
  title        = {Mobile learning in secondary education: teachers{\textquoteright} and students' perceptions and acceptance of tablet computers},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/ijmbl.2014040103},
  year         = {2014},
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