Investigating the structural relationship among perceived innovation attributes, intention to use and actual use of mobile learning in an online university in South Korea

  • Young Ju Joo Ewha Womans University
  • Kyu Yon Lim Ewha Womans University
  • Eugene Lim Ewha Womans University

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of perceived attributes of innovation, that is, relative advantage, compatibility, complexity, trialability and observability on learners’ use of mobile learning. Specifically, this study employed structural equation modeling in order to examine the causal relationships among perceived attributes of innovation, learners’ intention to use mobile learning and the actual use of mobile learning. Analysis of 200 college student respondents who registered for a course offered by an online university in South Korea revealed that relative advantage and complexity had significant effects on the intention to use mobile learning, whereas trialability and observability did not. Further, the intention to use mobile learning had a direct positive effect on learners’ actual use of mobile learning.

 

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Author Biographies

Young Ju Joo, Ewha Womans University

Professor

Department of Educational Technology

Kyu Yon Lim, Ewha Womans University

Assistant professor

Department of Educational Technology

Published
2014-09-07
How to Cite
Joo, Y. J., Lim, K. Y., & Lim, E. (2014). Investigating the structural relationship among perceived innovation attributes, intention to use and actual use of mobile learning in an online university in South Korea. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 30(4). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.681