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Using the technology adoption model for the modelling of teachers' technology awareness factors

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dc.contributor.author Ntshakala, Tholokuhle Thobile
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-27T11:22:39Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-27T11:22:39Z
dc.identifier.uri http://er.dut.ac.za/123456789/227
dc.description Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Information and Communications Technology In the faculty of Accounting and Informatics at the Durban University of Technology en_US
dc.description.abstract Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are omnipresent in the world and that includes the worlds of sport, education and physical education (PE). However, there seems to be a scarcity of PE teachers who are well aware of the benefits of the use of ICTs in PE. The aim of this study is therefore to design a model of the factors affecting the perceived awareness of PE teachers of the benefits of the use of ICTs in PE. This aim is sub-divided into four research objectives: (a) to select relevant technology adoption theories for the design of a model of the factors affecting the perceived awareness of PE teachers of the benefits of the use of ICTs in PE; (b) to design a conceptual model of the factors affecting the perceived awareness of PE teachers of the benefits of the use of ICTs in PE; (c) to empirically test the above mentioned conceptual model; and, (d) to make appropriate recommendations from the knowledge of the factors affecting the perceived awareness of PE teachers of the benefits of the use of ICTs in PE. Objectives a, b, and d were accomplished through the review of existing literature on the factors affecting the adoption of e-learning by teachers. As for objective c, it was achieved through the survey of 73 teachers from Camperdown schools in the UMgungundlovu District Municipality of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Here is a summary of how these objectives have been met in this study: (a) The Technology Adoption Model (TAM) serves as the theoretical model behind the choice of the research variables of this study; (b) This study hypothesizes that PE teachers’ perceived awareness of the benefits of the use of ICTs is affected by the following variables: demographics, performance expectancy, social influence, and computer attitude; (c) The survey conducted by this study confirms that PE teachers’ perceived awareness of the benefits of the use of ICTs is affected by their performance expectancy, and by three teachers’ demographics (computer usage, gender, and age group); (d) This study calls for more research on the factors affecting teachers’ awareness of the benefits of ICTs, since the study failed to find enough literature on this topic. en_US
dc.subject e-Learning en_US
dc.subject ICTs awareness en_US
dc.subject Physical education en_US
dc.title Using the technology adoption model for the modelling of teachers' technology awareness factors en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.faculty Accounting and Informatics en_US
dc.publisher.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/1705 en_US
dc.description.approach Case Study en_US


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