Full Length Research
affecting the intention to use Facebook to support
problem-based learning among employees in a Taiwanese
and Chin-Hung Lin2*
of Accounting Information at Aletheia University, Taiwan.
of Information Management at Chung Chou University of
Science and Technology, Taiwan.
+886-4-831149 ext. 3018.
Accepted date 28 July,2011
This study offers an approach for understanding factors
influencing employees’ acceptance and usage of Facebook as an
assisted learning tool in Problem-based Learning (PBL). Based on
the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), the objectives of this
study are to explore behavioral intention and the factors
(perceived usefulness (PU), perceived ease of use (PEU), social
influence (SI), perceived enjoyment (PE), concentration (C) and
computer self-efficacy (CSE) affecting Facebook use for assisted
PBL. A survey was distributed to 377 employees in a Taiwanese
manufacturing company. Among the factors explored, perceived
ease of use (PEU) is a stronger predictor of user influence
compared to others. The study concludes with implications for
researchers, educators and policy makers who are interested in
using social software to support learning.
Facebook, technology acceptance model, problem-based learning,
social influence, employees in a Taiwanese manufacturing