Submission note: A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Education [to the] Faculty of Education, La Trobe University, Bundoora.
Malaysia aspires to be a developed nation according to its own frame by 2020. As highlighted by the Minister of Education, the education system is deeply implicated in developing the quality of the nation's human capital so there is a need to upgrade the knowledge, skills and competencies of the system's human capital. In order to achieve it, the education system must be able to prepare pupils adequately for life-long learning and to produce a workforce capable of exploiting ICT to participate in the new economic opportunities. And for this, the teacher education institute should be prepared for these innovations. My thesis is on Malaysian Teacher Educators in Teacher Education Institutes in Malaysia perception in embracing mobile learning/technology into their programs. A quantitative method design is used, where the results is used to help explain the findings in the quantitative survey. The survey is based on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), which was developed by Venkatesh et al. in 2003 and shown to outperform eight preceding models, explaining 70% of the variance in user intentions. Results and recommendations for future research in the application of the UT AUT model are discussed to better understand the factors that influence teacher educators' perception of the use of mobile technology/learning into their program.
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