Determinants of Intention to Use Simulation-Based Learning in Computers and Networking Courses: An ISM and MICMAC Analysis

Asadi, Shahla, Allison, Jordan ORCID: 0000-0001-8513-4646, Iranmanesh, Mohammad, Fathi, Masood, Safaei, Mahmood and Saeed, Faisal (2024) Determinants of Intention to Use Simulation-Based Learning in Computers and Networking Courses: An ISM and MICMAC Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 71. pp. 6015-6030. doi:10.1109/TEM.2024.3374517

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Simulation-based learning (SBL) presents a wide variety of opportunities to practice complex computer and networking skills in higher education, employing various platforms to enhance educational outcomes. The integration of SBL tools in teaching computer networking courses is useful for both instructors and learners. Furthermore, the increasing importance of SBL in higher education highlights the necessity to further explore the factors that affect the adoption of SBL technologies, particularly in the field of computer networking courses. Despite these advantages, minimal effort has been made to examine the factors that impact instructors’ intentions to use SBL tools for computers and networking courses. The main objective of this study is to examine the factors that affect instructors' intentions to utilize SBL tools in computer networking courses offered by higher education institutions. By employing Interpretive structural modeling (ISM) and Matriced’ Impacts Croise’s Multiplication Appliquee a UN Classement (MICMAC) analysis, the research attempts to provide an in-depth understanding of the interdependencies and hierarchical associations among twelve identified factors. Results showed that system quality, self-efficacy, technological knowledge, and information quality have high driving power. This study offers valuable perspectives for higher education institutions and for upcoming empirical studies and aids in comprehending the advantages of using SBL tools in teaching and higher education.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digitalization; Intention to use; ISM; learning; MICMAC; Simulation-based; Technology adoption
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kamila Niekoraniec
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2024 11:35
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2024 08:00

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