Determining factors in acceptance of ICT by the university faculty in their teaching practice

Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Año de publicación2016
AuthorsOrozco-Cazco, G, Cabezas-González, M, Martínez-Abad, F, Delgado-Altamirano, J, Solís-Mazón, M
Nombre de la ConferenciaTEEM '16 Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality
Fecha de publicación11/2016
PublisherACM New York, NY, USA
KeywordsHigher Education, Information Communications Technology, Technology acceptance model, University Professor

Information Communications Technology (ICT) has, little by little, infiltrated educational environments but without reaching the expectations of it’s stakeholders. For this reason, the objective of this study is to determine the factors that influence the use and acceptance of ICT within the faculty of the Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo in their teaching practice. A quantitative approach was taken with a non-experimental, cross-sectional design of a correlational and descriptive nature. For this study, an instrument made up of 50 items, themselves divided into 10 dimensions (t echnological, p edagogical, t echno-p edagogical, axiological, academic management, perception of usefulness, ease of use, intent of use, frequency of use and enabling conditions) was applied to a sample of 178 professors. The results obtained show that the Digital Competences and the Institutional Support have a significantly positive impact both in perception of usefulness and perception of ease of use. The principal conclusion shows the importance of Digital Competences that the faculty should have in order to use and accept ICT in their teaching practice.