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Motivational Factors and the Intention of Use of a Virtual Learning Environment - A Preliminary Study about an e-Learning Application Developed by the Brazilian Ministry of Education

Topics: Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning; Distance Education; e-Learning in Developing Countries; e-Learning Platforms, Portals

Authors: Élton Carneiro Marinho ; Mônica Ferreira da Silva ; Donaldo de Souza Dias ; Eber Assis Schmitz and Antônio Juarez Alencar

Affiliation: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

ISBN: 978-989-758-108-3

ISSN: 2184-5026

Keyword(s): Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), High School.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Computer-Supported Education ; Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning ; Distance Education ; Domain Applications and Case Studies ; e-Learning ; e-Learning in Developing Countries ; e-Learning Platforms ; Simulation and Modeling ; Simulation Tools and Platforms ; Ubiquitous Learning

Abstract: This research aims to verify the impact of motivational factors on the intention of use of a Virtual Learning Environment. The environment studied was an e-government web application used by The Brazilian Ministry of Education offered to Brazilian high schools. In this preliminary approach, a case study was done in a private school in Rio de Janeiro followed by an experiment with 20 of its students. Qualitative and quantitative data allowed to endorse some of the results. Previous studies have indicated that teenagers tend to be motivated by playful environments, pointing to the importance of the perceived enjoyment factor. Nevertheless, in this study the perceived usefulness factor appeared as the greatest motivator for the intention of use of the adopted technology. The results of this study will be beneficial for increasing our understanding of new generation adoption of technology.

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Carneiro Marinho, É.; Ferreira da Silva, M.; de Souza Dias, D.; Schmitz, E. and Alencar, A. (2015). Motivational Factors and the Intention of Use of a Virtual Learning Environment - A Preliminary Study about an e-Learning Application Developed by the Brazilian Ministry of Education. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-108-3; ISSN 2184-5026, pages 477-482. DOI: 10.5220/0005429104770482

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title={Motivational Factors and the Intention of Use of a Virtual Learning Environment - A Preliminary Study about an e-Learning Application Developed by the Brazilian Ministry of Education},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - CSEDU,},
year={2015},
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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - CSEDU,
TI - Motivational Factors and the Intention of Use of a Virtual Learning Environment - A Preliminary Study about an e-Learning Application Developed by the Brazilian Ministry of Education
SN - 978-989-758-108-3
IS - 2184-5026
AU - Carneiro Marinho, É.
AU - Ferreira da Silva, M.
AU - de Souza Dias, D.
AU - Schmitz, E.
AU - Alencar, A.
PY - 2015
SP - 477
EP - 482
DO - 10.5220/0005429104770482

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