1 Information Systems, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN2 Department of Computer Science, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN
This article introduces the concept of information technology (IT) training sequencesand examines how sequencing of conceptual and procedural training impact IT task performance, user satisfaction and users' self-efficacy. Using assimilation theory, we develop four hypotheses related to training sequences. These hypotheses were then tested in a database design context using a quasi-experimental study involving student subjects. Empirical results demonstrate improved far-transfer andnear-transfer task performance and higher self-efficacy for subjects trained in the conceptual-procedural sequence vs. the reverse sequence, though user satisfaction was not significantly different between the two sequences. Implications for IT training research are discussed.
Integrating Information & Communications Technologies Into the Classroom, 2007, p. 111-132