The acceptance and effectiveness of digital learning technologies: A detailed empirical investigation in Islamic study classrooms


Institut Agama Islam Negeri Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Rodhatul Jennah

Institut Agama Islam Negeri Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Abdul Mujib

Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Zulfa Jamalie

Universitas Islam Negeri Antasari, Banjarmasin, Indonesia.


Keywords: Alignment theory, Classroom chats, Classroom response system, Digital textbooks, Mobile virtual reality, Technology acceptance model.


The acceptance of different technologies in different classroom settings has been addressed in the current study. Integrating alignment theory with the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), this study investigates the predictive differences between the use and adoption of four technologies. The technologies were used in Islamic study classrooms for four months during the spring semester of 2022 among the students of the Palangkaraya state Islamic religious institute in Indonesia. The survey questionnaire was distributed among students at the end of the semester. The results of this study revealed students' behavioral intentions to use all four digital technologies. However, the impact of adopting the classroom response system was larger followed by digital textbooks, mobile virtual reality and classroom chats. These results depict that students prefer the classroom response system and have little preferences for classroom chats while learning Islamic studies. The favorable results for the classroom response system, digital textbooks and mobile virtual reality depict that practitioners should consider the ease of access and affordability of these technologies at all educational levels to enhance students' learning capabilities.


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