Factors Influencing the Use of ICT for English Language Learning of Indonesian EFL University Students

Keywords: Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Indonesia, Structural Equation Modelling, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), University Students

Abstract

This study examines the factors of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) that influence the acceptance of ICT use for English language learning of EFL University Students. This study also addresses the possible obstacles that affect and limit the use of ICT by adding motivation and ICT skills as extended TAM variables. This area of research topic is unexplored in the Indonesian context, especially in higher education institution. An analysis of these factors can assist instructors to understand how students learn using ICT and in providing useful advice to them during the learning process. The quantitative method was applied in this study, which included 303 students' teachers of English Education at a state university in Jambi, Indonesia. The instrument used in collecting the data was an online questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed by using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with SmartPLS3 program to analyze the proposed hypotheses formed in order to meet the study objectives. The SEM result indicated that the factors of the technology acceptance model are the main factors affecting the ICT use. The study concluded that the influence of motivation and skills for ICT usage was mediated by three main TAM variables, namely perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, and attitudes. 

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Author Biographies

Tubagus Zam Zam Al Arif, Universitas Jambi, Jambi, Indonesia

Tubagus Zam Zam Al Arif is a lecturer in the English department of Jambi University, Indonesia. He earned his Master’s degree in TESL from University of Indraprasta PGRI, Indonesia. He has published many research papers and participated in various national and international conferences. He also supervised more than 20 bachelor’s degree theses in the department of English education. His research interests are teaching and learning, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL), Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL), Online Teaching and Learning, ICT for ELT, etc. He is also interested in using various technological tools and applications in EFL classrooms.

Reli Handayani, Universitas Jambi, Jambi, Indonesia

Reli Handayani is a lecturer in the English Department of Jambi University, Indonesia. She earned her Bachelor degree in English Literature and Master degree in English Education from State University of Malang, Indonesia. She took her doctoral degree in Linguistic from University of Indonesia. Her research interests cover Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).

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Published
2021-11-09
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Arif, T. Z. Z. A., & Handayani, R. (2021). Factors Influencing the Use of ICT for English Language Learning of Indonesian EFL University Students. Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies, 4(1), 24-33. https://doi.org/10.31849/elsya.v4i1.6882
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