As many studies predict e-learning behaviors through intention, few of them investigate user’s learning behaviors directly. In addition to intention, individual’s e-learning behaviors may be influenced by technology readiness and group influences, such as social identity and social bond. This research-in-progress study explores how e-learning behaviors vary with intention, technology readiness, social identity and social bond. Our investigation was based on analyzing the speech acts embedded in fourteen learners’ online discourses in an eighteen-week e-learning course. We then compared how speech acts varied among groups with different degree of intention, technology readiness, social identity, and social bond. Our findings contribute e-learning research by clarifying how intention, technology readiness, social identity, and social bond influence learning behaviors in e-learning context.
Shu, Tsai-Hsin; Chiu, Yu-Tzu; Chen, Yi-Ying; and Lee, Yen-Hsien, "EXPLORING E-LEARNING BEHAVIOR THROUGH LEARNING DISCOURSES" (2014). 2014 Proceedings. 10.