Agata Guskaroska receives a 2023 Graduate Student Research Grant Award

Agata Guskaroska is a recipient of the 2023 Graduate Student Research Grant Award for her project “Exploring educators and students’ technology acceptance through the lenses of the TAM model”. The aim of this study is to explore the factors that influence acceptance of an ASR tool for pronunciation learning by investigating educators’ and students’ perspectives and experiences with Google Pronto, a tool providing automated pronunciation feedback. The intent of this project is to move beyond the evaluation of the interface and accuracy of ASR tools and into a less investigated area of factors that influence users’ decisions about whether to adopt and actually use the learning technology. Framed by the Technology Acceptance Model and the TPACK framework, this project will inform educators about the way new technology is accepted in pronunciation learning, as well provide implications for the design of educational technology and online training design.