ADOPTION OF DIGITAL STORYTELLING TOOL IN NATURAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION BY PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS USING THE TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL

TitleADOPTION OF DIGITAL STORYTELLING TOOL IN NATURAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION BY PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS USING THE TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsLazar, I, Panisoara, G, Panisoara, I-O
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume19
Issue3
Start Page429-453
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedJune/2020
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7138
Keywordsdigital storytelling tool, natural sciences didactics, pre-service teachers’ digital age, pre-service teachers’ status, TAM model, technology education didactics
Abstract

This research aimed to contribute to the overall understanding of pre-service teachers’ acceptance of the Digital Storytelling (DS) tool. The primary associations of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) were tested in the academic years 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 for statistical significance when the effects of the pre-service training teachers' digital age and status were controlled. Data from 296 pre-service teachers, from second and third study year, majority women considered vulnerable group were collected. The factor analysis and invariance tests on basic TAM were performed. The results revealed that DS tool usage intention was a function of perceived usefulness and ease of use. This research established the TAM applicability with the control variables addition to model the DS tool acceptance by pre-service teachers, as didactic material for natural sciences and technology education. Configural, metric, and scalar invariance were confirmed across both cross-temporal and cross-sectorial groups. Perceived ease of use of DS has strongly influenced both usefulness (β=.571, t=11.958, p<.0001) and intention to use of DS (β=.763, t=19.914, p<.0001), under the influences of the control variables. The outcomes contributed to the general understanding of DS pre-service teachers’ adoption relevant for natural sciences and technology education and for recognition of vulnerable category behavior.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2020/987-1591087866.pdf
DOI10.33225/jbse/20.19.429
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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