With the Applied Research Project (APR), literature review comes at a difficult process to match the theoretical framework to my topic. The decision to use Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) as noted from Davis (1989), works best towards my concentration of study. Document and research for which the tablet is set to become the tool of choice for post secondary instruction.

Fearnley (2020), identified External variables, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, attitudes towards use, behavioural intention to use and actual use as the original technology acceptance model as detailed by Davis et al. (1989).

External variables

Within the term of external variables are perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use. Each variable listed are determined with external actions or response. Davis (1989) indicates the scale for which a person self identifies performance. Noting progression within an organization gaining elevated positions and increases in salary. Perceived ease of use from Davis (1989) turns the process into being the path of least resistance to a conclusion.


Perception as seen from various users and computer use towards attitude, breaks into multiple categories. Gender, computer ownership, access to the internet, and daily computer usage (Davis, 1989). The strongest category falls under computer usage indicates direct increase in computer proficiency.

Behavioural Intention to use

Behavioural influence is regarded as an open issue as noted with Davis (1989). Behavioural intentions are subjective to the person and their beliefs.

Actual system use

With regards to actual system use, the best process to understand TAM as noted with Davis (1989) time spent on actual computer usage. The physical time spent working on and with computer systems increases the skills and knowledge required to understand TAM and how the process for change.

Use of TAM while addressing change of the primary tool such as the laptop in post secondary, leads to a positive influence and transformation towards the use of a tablet. Self efficacy along with planning the course program with use of a tablet will allow the instructor to become engrained to the actions of the students. Update to course material will be able to be made at the lectern without the cumbersome laptop.


Davis, F. D. (1989). Perceived Usefulness, Perceived Ease of Use, and User Acceptance of Information Technology. MIS Quarterly, 13(3), 319–340.

Fearnley, M. R., & Amora, J. T. (2020). Learning Management System Adoption in Higher Education Using the Extended Technology Acceptance Model. IAFOR Journal of Education8(2), 89–106.