• Joy Godin, Georgia College
  • Lars Leader and Nicole Gibson, Valdosta State University
  • Bryan Marshall, Georgia College
  • Amit Poddar, Salisbury University
  • Peter W. Cardon, University of Southern California


The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that influence the acceptance of electronic collaboration technology by higher education students and that influence their predicted usage of the technology for virtual team collaboration. The research combined the unified theory of acceptance and usage of technology (UTAUT) with a virtual team-training model. All 108 participants completed a survey following their participation in virtual team training. Ten hypotheses were tested using a structural equation modelling technique, partial least squares. Five of the hypotheses were supported and five were not supported. The results indicated that three of the four UTAUT constructs were significant in predicting whether the participants would use the collaboration technology in the future. Additionally, the findings revealed that the participants had a positive perception of the virtual teamwork training.


APA Citation: Godin, J., Lars. L., Marshall, B., Gibson, N., Poddar, A., & Cardon, P. W. (2017). Virtual teamwork training: factors influencing the acceptance of collaboration technology. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 10(1), 5-23.

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