Determinants of Intention to Use Simulation-Based Learning in Computers and Networking Courses: An ISM and MICMAC Analysis

Asadi, Shahla and Allison, Jordan and Iranmanesh, Mohammad and Fathi, Masood and Safaei, Mahmood and Saeed, Faisal (2024) Determinants of Intention to Use Simulation-Based Learning in Computers and Networking Courses: An ISM and MICMAC Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 71. pp. 6015-6030. ISSN 0018-9391

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Simulation-based learning (SBL) presents a wide variety of opportunities to practice complex computer and networking skills in higher education, employing various platforms to enhance educational outcomes. The integration of SBL tools in teaching computer networking courses is useful for both instructors and learners. Furthermore, the increasing importance of SBL in higher education highlights the necessity to further explore the factors that affect the adoption of SBL technologies, particularly in the field of computer networking courses. Despite these advantages, minimal effort has been made to examine the factors that impact instructors’ intentions to use SBL tools for computers and networking courses. The main objective of this article is to examine the factors that affect instructors’ intentions to utilize SBL tools in computer networking courses offered by higher education institutions. By employing interpretive structural modeling and Matriced’ Impacts Croise's Multiplication Appliquee a UN Classement analysis, the article attempts to provide an in-depth understanding of the interdependencies and hierarchical associations among 12 identified factors. Results showed that system quality, self-efficacy, technological knowledge, and information quality have high driving power. This article offers valuable perspectives for higher education institutions and for upcoming empirical studies and aids in comprehending the advantages of using SBL tools in teaching and higher education.

Item Type: Article
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1 March 2024Accepted
7 March 2024Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Computers, Computer networks, Reviews, Systematics, Bibliographies, Internet
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2024 14:22
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2024 14:22

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