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IJIET 2023 Vol.13(10): 1591-1596
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2023.13.10.1966

A Study on Educational Technology Acceptance of Special Education Teachers in Language Teaching Based on TAM Model

Xue Xia, Boyu Chen, Min Feng, and Yunqi Jing*

Abstract—The application of educational technology in special education is mainly to provide more convenient learning conditions for special students, so that special students can receive more learning opportunities and convenience. At this point, special education teachers’ acceptance of technology has become a crucial factor in improving the learning efficiency and effect of special students. Based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), this study conducted a questionnaire survey of 112 special education teachers at different stages to investigate the level of special education educators’ acceptance and continuous use trend of educational information technology by descriptive statistics. Besides, t-test and ANOVA will be adapted to discuss the impact of various factors on the technology acceptance model. The results manifest that special education teachers’ educational technology acceptance was above average, but perception of the using easiness needs improvement. In addition, the educational technology acceptance levels of special education teachers are different in gender and teaching stages. Based on this, the article puts forward suggestions on the future of application of technology in special education from the three stages (identification & evaluation, training support and technical assistance) and two elements (family engagement and differentiated instruction).

Index Terms—Special education, TAM, educational technology, technology assistance

The authors are with the School of Early Childhood Education, Shanghai Normal University Tianhua College, Shanghai, 201815, China.
*Correspondence: jingyunqi19@163.com (Y.J.)


Cite: Xue Xia, Boyu Chen, Min Feng, and Yunqi Jing*, "A Study on Educational Technology Acceptance of Special Education Teachers in Language Teaching Based on TAM Model," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 1591-1596, 2023.

Copyright © 2023 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).

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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