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The VLAB OER experience: Modeling potential-adopter student acceptance
Raman, Raghu · Achuthan, Krishnashree · Nedungadi, Prema · Diwakar, Shyam · Bose, Ranjan

PublishedNovember 2014
JournalIEEE Transactions on Education, Education
Volume 57, Issue 4, Pages 235-241
PublisherIEEE
CountryIndia, Asia

ABSTRACT
Virtual Labs (VLAB) is a multi-institutional Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative, exclusively focused on lab experiments for engineering education. This project envisages building a large OER repository, containing over 1650 virtual experiments mapped to the engineering curriculum. The introduction of VLAB is a paradigm shift in an educational system that is slow to change. Treating VLAB OER as an educational technology innovation, its adoption by potential-adopter engineering students (N=131) is modeled based on Roger's theory of perceived attributes. Regression and factor analysis were used to analyze the data. Results indicate that the attributes of Compatibility, Ease of Use, Relative Advantage, and Trialability significantly influence potential-adopter students' intention to adopt an innovation like VLAB. The study also observed that using OER (such as VLAB) on desktops and low-cost tablets had similar effects in student performance to using physical labs. This has interesting implications for education policy-makers who are looking to reduce the digital divide.

Keywords buildings · conferences · educational institutions · engineering education · engineering profession · experiments · general topics for engineers · mathematical model · observability · Open Educational Resources (OER) · simulation · tablets · technological innovation · virtual lab

ISSN1557-9638
RefereedYes
RightsCopyright 1963-2012, IEEE
DOI10.1109/TE.2013.2294152
URLhttps://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6734731/
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