Why do people share content? Identifying why students support sharing course material

Tromp, Gerhard Wieger and Long, Phillip D. (2013) Why do people share content? Identifying why students support sharing course material. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 28 1: 21-35. doi:10.1080/02680513.2013.783768


Author Tromp, Gerhard Wieger
Long, Phillip D.
Title Why do people share content? Identifying why students support sharing course material
Journal name Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-0513
1469-9958
Publication date 2013-04-20
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02680513.2013.783768
Volume 28
Issue 1
Start page 21
End page 35
Total pages 15
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
To establish which factors predict student intentions to contribute towards an OpenCourseWare site, an online questionnaire was distributed among University of Queensland students via email. The 320 participants completed items that were based on the theory of planned behaviour and were designed to measure attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control. Measures of altruistic motivation were also included as a predictor for intentions to contribute. Overall, attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control and altruistic motivation explained 43.1% of the variance in students' intentions to contribute. Attitudes and altruistic motivation were the strongest predictors, accounting for 7.49% and 7.12%, respectively, with subjective norms accounting for 3.9%. Perceived behavioural control was not found to contribute to the explanatory model. The implications for universities creating new OpenCourseWare sites are discussed. Further research should investigate the effects of barriers on student intentions to develop and contribute and should examine the determinants of faculty support.
Keyword OpenCourseWare
Student
Contribution
Theory of Planned Behaviour
Altruism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Tue, 06 Aug 2013, 16:03:22 EST by Professor Phil Long on behalf of Centre for Educational Innovation & Technology