Several years ago, I was asked to gather some “data” regarding “how our school technology is doing.” I was familiar with technology acceptance model, and intended to ground my answers to the inquiry in data collected with a valid and reliable instrument. Turing to the literature, I found there were instruments for measuring Unified Acceptance of Technology and Use of Technology (Venkatech, Morris, Davis, & Davis, 2003) in business and industry populations, but I could find no instruments for measuring UATUT in k-12 educator populations. (UTAUT has been discussed in a previous post on this blog.) I decided to edit to the instrument used by Venkatesh et al. (2003), pilot it, then assess its internal validity.
More recently, I have been asked to assess the state of educational technology in other schools, and this instrument continues to be useful. Links to the slides I used when presenting my work are available as is the Google Site I used to deploy my instrument.
Ackerman, G. (2012, May). Measuring technology acceptance in K-12 education: Adapting an instrument. Paper presented at the annual conference of the New England Education Research Organization, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA.
Link to the site where the instrument is embedded
Venkatesh, V., Morris, M., Davis, G., Davis, F. (2003). User acceptance of information technology: Toward a unified view. MIS Quarterly, 27(3), 425–478.