Examining effects of technology-assisted learning on learning effectiveness and satisfaction: A Quasi-experimental study

Wendy HUI, Paul Jen-Hwa WU

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Abstract

Examining students' learning effectiveness and satisfaction is critical to the ultimate success of technology-assisted learning that has been deployed at a fast-growing pace. The accumulated results from prior research are mostly equivocal. Based on how technology-assisted learning may influence students' learning process, we analyze technology-assisted learning and synthesize relevant prior research, and propose a factor model that explains learning effectiveness and satisfaction. We empirically test that model with a quasi-experiment that involves 212 university students, observing their learning of Adobe Photoshop. We test the hypothesized effects of technology-assisted learning and its moderating role in influencing students' learning effectiveness and satisfaction. According to our results, the use of technology-assisted learning adversely affects student engagement. This, in turn, negatively influences their learning effectiveness and satisfaction. Student engagement in learning activities appears to mediate the impact of technology-assisted learning on learning effectiveness. Furthermore, the influence of technology-assisted learning on learning satisfaction is mediated by both student engagement and learning effectiveness. Technology-assisted learning shows no significant moderating effects on learning effectiveness or satisfaction. Our empirical results have several important implications for technology-assisted learning research and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages891-903
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2010 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 9 Jul 201012 Jul 2010

Conference

Conference14th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2010
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period9/07/1012/07/10

Keywords

  • Engagement in learning
  • Learning outcomes
  • Learning process
  • Technology-assisted learning

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    HUI, W., & WU, P. J-H. (2010). Examining effects of technology-assisted learning on learning effectiveness and satisfaction: A Quasi-experimental study. 891-903. Paper presented at 14th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2010, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China.