American Journal of Applied Sciences

Predictors of Technology Deployment Among Malaysian Teachers

Naresh Kumar, Raduan Che Rose and Jeffrey Lawrence D’Silva

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.1127.1134

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 9

Pages 1127-1134

Abstract

Technologies advocate researchers had identified a number of factors that affect individual teachers' usage of computers. Nevertheless mix results were reported in literature. Hence, this study used personal characteristics and the technology acceptance constructs to understand the Actual Usage of Computer (AUC) among Malaysian teachers. The final model derived from this study was able to explain and predict approximately 54.5% of the variance in AUC. There were five variables significantly predicts the AUC and the strongest among them is perceived ease-of-use, followed by perceived usefulness, job relevance, computer compatibility and attitude. It is believed that the findings of this study would add new perspective on understanding the complexities associated with computer and learning among teachers.

Copyright

© 2008 Naresh Kumar, Raduan Che Rose and Jeffrey Lawrence D’Silva. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.