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User Acceptance of E-Collaboration Technology: An Extension of the Technology Acceptance Model


This study investigates the applicability of Davis' Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) in the user acceptance of electronic collaboration technology. A courseware management tool is used to test the various findings of TAM. Perceived usefulness of the technology emerges as a positive impact on perceived usefulness, and usefulness, in turn, has a negative relationship with system usage. Additionally, certain aspects of system usage influenced student performance in the course. Prior use of the system also affected system use.

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Dasgupta, S., Granger, M. & McGarry, N. User Acceptance of E-Collaboration Technology: An Extension of the Technology Acceptance Model. Group Decision and Negotiation 11, 87–100 (2002).

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  • System Usage