|Title||LMS DESIGN INTERVENTIONS FORENHANCING THE INTENTION TO CONTINUE USE|
Learners, according to the literature, believe that the use of a Learning Management System increases self-regulated behaviour, but even so, a significant number of them have no positive intention to use one. The goal of this thesis is to investigate this mismatch and to propose and test the use of Perceived Learning Self-regulation and Perceived Cognitive Absorption as predictors of the intention to use an LMS and to design and test interventions that improve the Continued Intention to Use an LMS that enhances Perceived Learning Self-Regulation and Perceived Cognitive Absorption.
Three intervention tools were designed on a theoretical basis and then implemented: herd behaviour was the basis for Tracking Technology, goal setting was the basis for Visualised Competency, and social learning theory was the basis for Social Media. The intervention designs were based on data from interviews, focus group discussions and online collaboration with 10 teachers. They were implemented on a computer science module with 400 registered students. Two questionnaires were circulated to examine the effects of these interventions on the PLSR, PCA and CIU (151 students) and assess their opinions (149 students).
All three interventions increased students' perceived cognitive absorption and perceived learning self-regulation and increased their continued intention to use a learning management system. Moreover, perceived cognitive absorption was found to be a critical antecedent to perceived learning self-regulation, which plays a mediating role between perceived cognitive absorption and their continued intention to use a learning management system. The survey analysis reported a positive perception overall among the students of the proposed interventions and the LMS with the given technology. Interaction analysis showed the continuous and consistent use of the intervention by the learners.
The main contribution to knowledge here is a new framework for interventions that can improve students perceived cognitive absorption and thereby their continued intention to use an LMS. This research integrated the theories of experience flow, self-regulation, herd behaviour and goal setting to explain the potential effects of tracking technology, visualised competency, and social media on the perceived learning self-regulation and perceived cognitive absorption, which improved the continued intention to use a learning management system.
According to the Information System Success Model, positive attitudes and the perception of benefits can be significant predictors of the intention to use a certain technology. Thus, Perceived Learning Self-Regulation and Perceived Cognitive Absorption were used to propose predictors of students’ continued intention to use a learning management system, instead of their perception of and attitude to possible benefits. For this reason, the present research aimed to develop a framework that introduced, evaluated, and examined the impact of interventions on improving learners perceived cognitive absorption and perceived learning self-regulation as well as affecting learners’ continued intention to use in LMS. To fulfil this aim, the main research question was, “How to improve students’ Continued Intention to Use (CIU) an LMS by improving their perceived learning self-regulation and perceived cognitive absorption?”
The results suggest that all interventions had a significant effect on the perceived cognitive absorption, perceived learning self-regulation and continue intention to use the LMS. perceived cognitive absorption was found to be a critical antecedent to the perceived learning self-regulation, which plays the mediating role between perceived cognitive absorption and continue intention to use LMS. The survey analysis also reported overall positive perceptions among students of the use of these interventions and the LMS with the technology. By using interaction analysis, the intervention showed continuous and consistent use among learners.
The main contribution to knowledge, as noted above, is a new framework to propose interventions that can improve the perceived cognitive absorption, and in turn, the continue intention to use can be improved. This research integrated experience flow, self-regulation, herd behaviour and goal-setting theories to explain the potential effects of the tracking tool, visualised competency, and social media on the perceived learning self-regulation and perceived cognitive absorption, which improved the learners continue intention to use learning management system.
LMS DESIGN INTERVENTIONS FOR ENHANCING THE INTENTION TO CONTINUE USE.DhuhaAl-Shaikhli.14.Sep.2021.pdf
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