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soleimani A, zarafshani K. Factors determining Adoption of Information Technology by Vocational Agricultural Teachers Using Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) in Kermanshah Province. .... 2011; 26 (4) :885-902
URL: http://jipm.irandoc.ac.ir/article-1-1526-en.html
Razi University
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The purpose of this survey study was to determine factors influencing adoption of information technology using Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) among vocational agricultural teachers in Kermanshah province. Davis's questionnaire was back-translated and used to collect data. The research instrument was validated by a panel of experts and reliability was checked using Cronbach's alpha coefficient yielding 0.7 for all sections. A census of 52 agricultural vocational teachers across six agricultural vocational schools (Kermanshsh, Islam-abade Gharb, Songhor, Ravansar, Ghasreshirin, Bisetoun) participated in the study. The results of path analysis revealed that perceived usefulness and attitude towards using information technology had a positive and significant correlation with teachers' use of information technology. Moreover, perceived ease of use predicted attitude towards using information technology. The result of this study has implications for policy makers involved in agricultural vocational schools in that teachers can be made aware of effectiveness of information technology in teaching and learning process. In addition, mastery learning can enhance teachers' utilizing information technology
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Library and Information Science
Received: 2011/10/2 | Published: 2011/10/15

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