E-learning using Video Conferencing Applications: How is Google Meet perceived among students?

Proceedings of ‏The 2nd World Conference on Research in Education

Year: 2020

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E-learning using Video Conferencing Applications: How is Google Meet perceived among students?

María Francisca Blasco and López Nuria Recuero Virto

 

ABSTRACT: 

During COVID-19 sanitary crisis, teachers have continued classes using video conferencing applications and other digital tools. This has meant that students have confronted another way of learning. Therefore, it is worthwhile revealing students’ perceptions regarding this new form of receiving online classes and their performance. Based on the Technological Acceptance Model (TAM) a model was proposed and pre-tested using a sample of students of the Faculty of Commerce and Tourism of the Complutense University of Madrid. This exploratory research reveals that (1) the most significant relationship is between interestingness of content and perceived playfulness; (2) the second most significant linkage is between playfulness and intention to use; and (3) there is no effect between perceived ease of use and usefulness. The discussion based on the findings offers revealing academic and educational contributions.

Keywords: video conferencing, e-learning, Google Meet, TAM model.