Understanding mobile learning adoption in higher education An empirical investigation in the context of the mobile library

Chunmei Gan*, Hongxiu Li, Yong Liu

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Abstract

Purpose - This study aims to examine the factors driving an individual's behavioural intention to adopt mobile learning in higher education. Design/methodology/approach - Data were collected from university students in China via a survey. A total of 192 valid responses were collected. Structural equationmodelling was used to assess the researchmodel. Findings - The results show that both task and technology characteristics have significant impacts on task-technology fit (TTF), which in turn influences attitude. And attitude significantly affects behavioural intention. Regarding the factors, attitude was found to be the most influential predictor of mobile library adoption intention. In addition, the results provide strong support for the moderating effects of gender and experience on the relationship between TTF and behavioural intention. Originality/value - Extant research on mobile learning has mainly focused on investigating how user perceptions of mobile technology affect user adoption but has rarely considered the impact of TTF. This study attempts to fill this gap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)846-860
Number of pages15
JournalElectronic Library
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Mobile learning
  • Mobile library
  • Task-technology fit
  • User adoption

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