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

Élton Carneiro Marinho, Mônica Ferreira da Silva, Donaldo de Souza Dias, Eber Assis Schmitz, Antônio Juarez Alencar

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 - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-108-3, pages 477-482. DOI: 10.5220/0005429104770482


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@conference{csedu15,
author={Élton Carneiro Marinho and Mônica Ferreira da Silva and Donaldo de Souza Dias and Eber Assis Schmitz and Antônio Juarez Alencar},
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 - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2015},
pages={477-482},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005429104770482},
isbn={978-989-758-108-3},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: 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
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