Supporting education and training initiatives has been identified as an effective way to address Sustainable Development Challenges. In this sense, e-learning stands out as one of the most viable alternatives considering its advantages in terms of resources, time management, and geographical location. Understanding the reasons that move users to adopt these technologies is critical for achieving the desired social objectives. The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) provides valuable guidelines to identify the variables shaping users’ acceptance of innovations. The present study aims to validate a TAM extension designed for FARMER 4.0, an e-learning application in the agricultural sector. Findings suggest that content quality (CQ) is the primary determinant of farmers’ and agricultural entrepreneurs’ perception of the tool’s usefulness (PU). Furthermore, experience (EXP) and self-efficacy (SE) shape potential users’ perceptions about ease of use (PEOU). This study offers helpful insight into the design and development of e-learning applications in the farming sector and provides empirical evidence of TAM’s validity to assess technology acceptance.
Validation of a TAM Extension in Agriculture: Exploring the Determinants of Acceptance of an e-Learning Platform / Castiblanco Jimenez, Ivonne Angelica; Cristina Cepeda García, Laura; Marcolin, Federica; Violante, Maria Grazia; Vezzetti, Enrico. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:10(2021), pp. 1-20. [10.3390/app11104672]
|Titolo:||Validation of a TAM Extension in Agriculture: Exploring the Determinants of Acceptance of an e-Learning Platform|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app11104672|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|