Daniel J. McFarland

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This paper examines the influence of contextual specificity when describing technology acceptance. Social cognitive theory provides the basis for adding several independent variables (computer anxiety, prior experience, otherÕs use, organizational support, task structure, and system quality) and one intervening variable (computer-efficacy) to the technology(More)
As educational institutions continue to explore e-learning alternatives and as people continue to choose e-learning over traditional programs, additional empirically-supported research is required to understand the impacts and implications of e-learning. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of age and efficacy on computer usage behaviors(More)
While some researchers report significant benefits resulting from investments in technology, others report no measurable impact whatsoever. Economists suggest this inconclusiveness may be a result of inadequacy of the metrics. In particular, conflicting findings are often related to the inherent difficulty in defining and measuring value. These debates are(More)
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