UNIVERSITI TENAGA NASIONAL, Malaysia
Geometers’ Sketchpad (GSP) has been the official teaching and learning tool for technical subjects in the Malaysian educational landscape since 2002. However the usage varies from one educational institution to another, mostly influenced by the level of acceptance among the users. Though studies have proven the many advantages GSP has to offer in teaching and learning, there have been many accounts of poor implementation resulting in the tool ending up as a white elephant. Users’ willingness to accept and adopt the tool have been identified to be the main reason for the poor implementation of GSP at schools. This study will investigate ways to ensure successful implementation of the tool. The objective is to construct an integrated success model that can serve as a guideline for a successful implementation of GSP at secondary schools. The model will consider constructs from Davis’ Technology Acceptance Model and Tornatzky’s Technology, Organization and Environment Framework. In consideration of the educational nature in which GSP is to be implemented, the Constructivism learning theory by Piaget will also be considered.
Technology Acceptance, Technology in Education, Geometres’ Sketchpad