The Adoption of Google Classroom at the Catholic University of Zimbabwe
E-learning platforms are becoming a more popular learning approach in the higher education sector because of the rapid growth in internet technologies in Zimbabwe. It has been integrated in most Zimbabwe university programs including the Catholic University of Zimbabwe which has adopted the Google Classroom platform. The technology acceptance model (TAM) is used to assess the adoption of the Google Classroom by lecturers at its campuses. The TAM model proposes the perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use to predict an application usage. The survey and observation methods were used in the study. This study’s contribution is three- fold. Firstly, it assesses whether lecturers are receptive to the Google Classroom in this institution. Secondly, it seeks to determine factors that influence the adoption of the Google Classroom as an e-learning platform. Thirdly, as far as we know, the study is among the first to assess the Google Classroom using the technology acceptance model. It is recommended that there should be increased usage of this technology to assess technology based initiatives.
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