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An Investigation on the Factors that Influence Readiness of Internet of Things Adoption in Education Sector

Yahaya, Nusaibah and Zakaria, Nur Haryani and Mohamad Tahir, Hatim (2018) An Investigation on the Factors that Influence Readiness of Internet of Things Adoption in Education Sector. In: Knowledge Management International Conference (KMICe) 2018, 25 –27 July 2018, Miri Sarawak, Malaysia.

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Towards year 2050, Malaysia National Mission is to strengthen the economy in moving towards Industrial 4.0 Revolution. This involves high skills and advanced technology of Information Technology (IT). One such application that is rapidly changing the people life style with regards to this is the Internet of Things (IoT). Therefore, user readiness in adopting the new technology like IoT can support these missions which require certain level of readiness among the people. IoT adoption is difficult to be implemented if there is users are not ready. It also can affect the development of technology and country. The purpose of this study is to identify the factors that influence the users’ readiness of IoT adoption in the education sector, rank the users’ readiness and identify relationship between the factors towards user readiness using Pearson’s Correlation. From the review of the literature, several factors such as ICT infrastructure, ICT knowledge, ICT skills, societal, cost, trust, and politic were among the identified factors that influence users’ readiness. The focus area of IoT was centered on education sector particularly on smart devices and its applications in order to realize the outcome of smart university. A survey was conducted involving 335 students in one of Higher Learning Institution in Northern Malaysia. The results indicate that users’ rating readiness in terms of high level application where the factor has significant relationship towards the user’s readiness.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 9789670910871 Organized by: y School of Computing, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet of Things, education, smart devices, smart university.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 00:44
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2018 00:44

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