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Chinese university students' acceptance of MOOCs: A self-determination perspective
Mingming Zhou
Source PublicationComputers and Education

At the start of a teaching revolution, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) represent the latest stage in distance education, and offer open educational resources to students around the globe. With their growing popularity, this study examines the factors that influence students' decisions to use MOOCs. To integrate the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and the self-determination theory (SDT) as a research framework, 475 university students in China participated in a survey on the five constructs hypothesized to explain their intention to use MOOCs for learning. Data were analyzed using structural equation modeling. The results showed that attitude toward MOOCs and perceived behavioral control (PBC) were significant determinants of intention to use them. Autonomous motivation was an antecedent for all three core constructs of the TPB, while controlled motivation acted as an antecedent only for subjective norms. Implications of the findings are discussed.

KeywordMoocs Self-determination Theory Technology Acceptance Theory Of Planned Behavior
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WOS Research AreaComputer Science ; Education & Educational Research
WOS SubjectComputer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications ; Education & Educational Research
WOS IDWOS:000366225800015
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorMingming Zhou
AffiliationFaculty of Education, University of Macau,,Taipa,Macao
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Mingming Zhou. Chinese university students' acceptance of MOOCs: A self-determination perspective[J]. Computers and Education,2016,92-93:194-203.
APA Mingming Zhou.(2016).Chinese university students' acceptance of MOOCs: A self-determination perspective.Computers and Education,92-93,194-203.
MLA Mingming Zhou."Chinese university students' acceptance of MOOCs: A self-determination perspective".Computers and Education 92-93(2016):194-203.
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