International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies


:: International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies

ISSN 2228-9860
eISSN 1906-9642


Vol.12(1) (2021)

  • Behavioural Intention of Lecturers towards Mobile Learning and the Moderating Effect of Digital Literacy in Saudi Arabian Universities

    Aldhwaiyan Mohammed Saad, Mariam Binti Mohamad, and Chau Kien Tsong (Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, MALAYSIA).

    Disciplinary: Education Technology (Information and Communication Technology in Education).

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    doi: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2021.2

    Keywords: Behavioral Intention (BI); M-learning; Saudi Arabia; ICT literacy; Mobile ICT; elearning; TAM; UTAUT; Mobile literacy.

    The widespread of personal computers and the availability of Internet connections have been the core modern-day educational tools that aid teaching and learning, and enhance effective interaction between students and their lecturers. However, despite the appreciable level of recognition of mobile learning as a new innovative educational model in the country, there exists a wide research gap as a result of implementation and adoption. This study examines the behavioral intention of lecturers towards mobile learning and the moderating effect of digital literacy in Saudi Arabian universities. A total of 420 respondents was conveniently sampled, and a structured questionnaire was designed, administered, and analyzed using SPSS®23 and PLS-SEM software. The results obtained showed a direct and significant relationship between all the variables with behavioral intention. It revealed that mobile literacy showed the highest contribution, followed by facilitating conditions, perceived usefulness, and perceived ease of use. However, only years of experience was negatively related. The result of the moderation showed that mobile literacy, moderated with facilitating conditions. Basic ICT literacy is negatively moderated with facilitating conditions and positively moderated with learning expectancy. Based on this outcome, it is recommended that universities can design a policy that will facilitate the enhancement of digital literacy, particularly mobile literacy among lecturers by building their capacity on the use of mobile learning tools for research, teaching, and learning.

    Paper ID: 12A1B

    Cite this article:

    Saad, A. M., Mohamad, M. B., and Tsong, C. K. (2021). Behavioural Intention of Lecturers towards Mobile Learning and the Moderating Effect of Digital Literacy in Saudi Arabian Universities. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 12(1), 12A1B, 1-9.


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