IJLLL 2018 Vol.4(4): 319-323 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2018.4.4.194

Exploring TESL Pre-Service Teachers’ Technology Acceptance Perspectives towards Online Multimedia Materials Development: A Case Study in Sabah, East Malaysia

Choon Keong Tan
Abstract—E-learning is often conceived to have a positive impact on both teachers and students in terms of the tenacity to learning and training, and the perceived attitudes towards e-learning environment. The purpose of this paper is to examine the perceptions of TESL pre-service teachers towards multimedia materials development via the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). The dimensions explored were perceived usefulness (PU), perceived ease of use (EU), satisfaction (SN) and intention to use (IN). Multimedia materials development was done via a Web 2.0 tool named Blendspace (tes.com). Data was elicited via survey approach and analysed quantitatively to support the investigation. The study involved 69 TESL pre-service teachers pursuing Bachelor of Education (TESL) programme in a public university in Sabah, East Malaysia. The results revealed that there were moderate level of acceptance in the observed PU (mean=3.82), EU (mean=3.52), SN (mean=3.35) and IN (mean=3.82). A further examination of the relationships showed that PU influenced the intention to use the Web 2.0 tool strongly (r = .63) and on the other hand EU also had strong influence on SN (r = .68). As predicted, the mean score for PU (3.82) was higher than EU (3.52). The study implicated that the design, pedagogical and navigational aspects of the Web 2.0 tool are important to obtain good SN and IN scores from the users.

Index Terms—Perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, satisfaction, intention to use, e-learning, acceptance of technology.

Choon Keong Tan is with Faculty of Psychology and Education, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia (e-mail: cktanums@gmail.com).

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Cite:Choon Keong Tan, "Exploring TESL Pre-Service Teachers’ Technology Acceptance Perspectives towards Online Multimedia Materials Development: A Case Study in Sabah, East Malaysia," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 319-323, 2018.

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