Internal technology barriers, learning approaches, and technology adoption

OKUR M. R., Hamutoglu N. B.

DISTANCE EDUCATION, vol.44, no.3, pp.406-424, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01587919.2023.2226623
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.406-424
  • Keywords: integrative model, internal technology barriers, learning approaches, technology acceptance, unified theory of acceptance and use of technology-2 (UTAUT-2)
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study uses structural regression analysis to test an integrated model that reveals the relationship between internal technology barriers, learning approaches, and technology adoption in educational contexts. The findings show that the direct effect of internal technology barriers on acceptance is significant. In addition to this, deep and surface learning approaches influence perceived internal technology barriers and acceptance, while learning approaches and internal technology barriers have a considerably large effect on acceptance. Based on the findings, both deep and surface learning approaches, together with the technology internal barriers, have a direct and significant effect on acceptance, suggesting that compared to surface learners, deep learners have more influential internal technology barriers in terms of technology acceptance.