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Technology Acceptance Model and its Scope of Application in Teaching Practices at Secondary Level

Shahida Parveen

Abstract

1989. Still this model is most popular to predict anyone’s technology intention to use it. So this study used TAM to find out its scope of application in Pakistani context. Secondary level education is a big milestone in any student’s learning career. To know about the use of Technology is considered important literacy skill in twenty first century, so this study aimed to explore the scope of Technology Acceptance Model in teaching practices at Pakistani secondary level institutes. The population of this study was delimited to the secondary level Public school teachers of district Gujranwala (Punjab). According to Punjab School Education Department, 4921 teachers were working in District Gujranwala; 2497 male teachers and 2424 female teachers at secondary level. So 500 teachers, 250 male and 250 female were randomly selected as participants of this study. This study was descriptive research. Researcher developed a tool on the constructs of TAM. This tool was consisted of 20 statements on seven point Likert scale. Researcher observed teaching practices of participants in learning environment also. During observations some of their students were interviewed to triangulate the data. Researcher used mixed methods approach to analyze the data. This study proved that Perceived usefulness (PU) plays significant role in developing attitude towards use of technology. Previous experience and technology aversions or harmonies were influencing the perceived ease of use (PEOU) and then behavior intension (BI) to use technology. The findings of this study proved that teachers should be trained and facilitated to integrate technology in teaching learning process so teachers will be able to better perform. Moreover this study contributes to the related literature and provides new dimensions to future researches.

Permanent link to this article: http://pje.aiou.edu.pk/technology-acceptance-model-and-its-scope-of-application-in-teaching-practices-at-secondary-level/