Year 2021, Volume 22 , Issue 3, Pages 139 - 162 2021-07-01

VIETNAMESE STUDENTS’ ACCEPTANCE OF USING VIDEO CONFERENCING TOOLS IN DISTANCE LEARNING IN COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Xuan-an NGUYEN [1] , Duc-hoa PHO [2] , Dinh-hai LUONG [3] , Xuan-thuc-anh CAO [4]


The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has strongly influenced teaching and learning in Vietnam’s higher education institutions. Social distancing – the health care practice of increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness due to COVID-19 has required schools to employ distance learning. As such, video conferencing tools (VCTs) have been used nationwide to ensure effective responses to the requirement. Although teaching and learning with VCTs have been proven effective by many researchers, it is not clear what benefits and challenges they bring to higher education in Vietnam, especially with respect to students’ acceptance to the classroom uses of technology in the time of unexpected events. This study aims to address this gap by examining external factors that affected students’ acceptance of VCTs during the COVID pandemic. Data were collected online from university students between April 14, 2020 and April 23, 2020. After this period, the research group received 294 records, in which 227 were analyzed using an extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The result indicated that external factors such as subject norm and computer playfulness had a significant impact on most TAM constructs. Furthermore, output quality was found to have a positive influence on students’ perceived usefulness in the acceptance of VCTs in distance learning.
Distance learning, video conferencing, students’ acceptance, TAM, COVID-19
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Xuan-an NGUYEN (Primary Author)
Institution: The Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences
Country: Vietnam


Author: Duc-hoa PHO
Institution: Ha Noi National University
Country: Vietnam


Author: Dinh-hai LUONG
Institution: The Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences
Country: Vietnam


Author: Xuan-thuc-anh CAO
Institution: Hanoi University
Country: Vietnam


Dates

Application Date : June 26, 2020
Acceptance Date : July 24, 2021
Publication Date : July 1, 2021

APA Nguyen, X , Pho, D , Luong, D , Cao, X . (2021). VIETNAMESE STUDENTS’ ACCEPTANCE OF USING VIDEO CONFERENCING TOOLS IN DISTANCE LEARNING IN COVID-19 PANDEMIC . Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 22 (3) , 139-162 . DOI: 10.17718/tojde.961828