Abstract—Project based learning(PBL) is an innovative
instructional strategy focusing on practice and participation,
which emphasizes problem solving and integrates a variety of
authentic learning approaches. As such, PBL is an appropriate
instructional strategy to realize "learner-centered" and
"ability-centered" education. As the core of teaching, whether
teachers are willing to use the online system for PBL has
become a key factor. Based on this, to investigate the influence
of teachers' emotions on their intention to use the PBL online
system is helpful to improve teachers' teaching. Using 196
Taiwan college teachers attending the workshops of PBL online
system as the participants, this study combined TAM
(Technology Acceptance Model) with PAD (pleasure, arousal,
dominance) to propose a new, integrated model to clarify the
impact of teachers’ emotions on the intentions to use the PBL
online system. The results showed that: Among the original
TAM, the variables of perceived usefulness and perceived ease
of use were positive to the attitude and the attitude was positive
to the intention of using the PBL online system; For the
variables of PAD, the variables of pleasure and arousal were
positive to the attitude and the variable of dominance was
positive to the variable of perceived ease of use.
Index Terms—Emotion, project based learning online system, technology acceptance model.
Yiming Qu is with the Department of Educational Management, Krirk University, Bangkok, Thailand. He is also with Zhengzhou Shengda University of Economics and Trade Management College, China (e-mail: email@example.com).
I-Hua Chen is with Chinese Academy of Education Big Data, Qufu Normal University, Shandong, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Yiming Qu and I-Hua Chen, "Are Emotions Important for College Teachers’ Intentions to Use the Online Learning System? An Integrated Model of TAM and PAD," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 73-81, 2021.Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).