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Exploring Preservice Teachers’ Intention to Use Mobile Devices for Teaching

Sat, April 5, 2:45 to 4:15pm, Marriott, Floor: Fifth Level, Grand Ballroom G


Mobile devices (e.g., iPads, iPods, and smartphones) are being widely adopted in K-12 schools in the US, but pre-service teachers’ perceptions on and intention to use the new device has not been fully investigated. Using the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) (Davis, Bagozzi & Warshaw, 1989) as a framework, we sought to explore the factors that influence pre-service teachers’ adoption of mobile device for teaching. We identified five factors (constructivist belief, self-efficacy, personal mobile use, perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use) and tested our model with 251 pre-service teachers using structural equation modeling. We found two factors positively influenced participants’ intention: self-efficacy and perceived usefulness. Implications for future study on pre-service teachers’ mobile adoption will be discussed.