A large career-centered university in the state of Florida has received a grant to fund what is known as a multidisciplinary center (MDC), which will utilize innovative information communication technologies (ICT), such as video conferencing, to support educators of students with disabilities in eight primarily rural school districts in south-central Florida. Through using video conferencing technologies (VCT), rural educators can request and receive 1:1 consultation, training, and technical assistance from non-rural MDC staff on instructional strategies and interventions geared toward students with complex disabilities. Research on technology acceptance suggests that technology systems aimed at improving job performance may go underutilized if organizations fail to understand the ways certain variables impact end-user decisions to accept and use a given technology system (Venkatesh & Davis, 2000; Venkatesh, Morris, Davis & Davis, 2003). This instrumental collective case study utilizes the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) framework theorized by Venkatesh et al. (2003) to guide the exploration and understanding of end-user perceptions of a video conferencing technology system. Findings suggest that the collective case base their overall decision to accept and use VCT on the belief that using the system provides more timely access to service providers and that these services add value to job-related duties.
|Commitee:||Bubb, Terri, Schwirzke, Kelly|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||DAI-A 79/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Disability studies, Information Technology, Educational technology|
|Keywords:||Collective case study, Educators, Qualitative instrumental, Rural schools, Students with disabilities, Video conferencing technology system|
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