International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572


Elementary school student’s acceptance of Lego NXT: The technology acceptance model, a preliminary investigation

Bih-Yaw Shih1, Chia-Hung Shih1, Chien-Chung Li1, Tsung-Hao Chen2, Ying-Hsiu Chen3and Chen-Yuan Chen4,5,6*  
1Department and Graduate School of Computer Science, National Pingtung University of Education, No. 4 to 18, Ming Shen Road., Pingtung 90003, Taiwan. 2Department of Business Administration, Shu-Te University, Yen Chau, Kaohsiung 82445, Taiwan, R.O.C. 3Department of Finance, Yuanpei University, No.306, Yuanpei Street, Hsinchu 30015, Taiwan. 4Department and Graduate School of Computer Science, National Pingtung University of Education, No. 4-18, Ming Shen Rd., Pingtung 90003, Taiwan, R.O.C. 5Global Earth Observation and Data Analysis Center (GEODAC), National Cheng Kung University, No 1, Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 701, Taiwan, R.O.C. 6Doctoral Program in Management, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, R.O.C.    
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 25 May 2011
  •  Published: 02 October 2011


The Lego NXT Software Development module had successfully used challenges and emulations to improve the student experience, but these challenges were somewhat artificial in nature. It was expected that the use of the Lego models would supply more focus for the students and enable them to prep over the course of the module, building on their knowledge each week, on the development of a meaningful achievement. The purpose of the study is to develop an evaluation for students’ acceptance of Lego NXT as an intention to forecast, explain, and improve application patterns of technology acceptance model (TAM).


Key words: LEGO NXT, intention, behavior, technology acceptance model (TAM), artificial intelligence, intelligent NXT robot.