Share Paper: Evaluating a pilot implementation of OpenOffice.org in a K-12 Public School

  1. James Vajda, Miami University, United States
  2. Jason Abbitt, Miami University, United States
Friday, April 2 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Grande Ballroom B

Abstract: This in-progress study evaluates a pilot implementation of an open source productivity suite (OpenOffice) in a public K-12 educational institution. Using the framework of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), this study will investigate user perceptions of ease of use, usefulness, and acceptance of the OpenOffice suite for K-12 educators transitioning from a commercial productivity suite. The results of this study will provide the foundation of developing a larger-scale implementation plan for expanding the use of OpenOffice throughout the district.