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Developing a mobile curriculum vitae using weblog: A cross-disciplinary survey on university students’ perception based on Technology Acceptance Model

Journal of Southeast Asian Research 01/2011; 2011 (2011):1-11. DOI: 10.5171/2011.919804

ABSTRACT A traditional Curriculum Vitae (CV) fails to highlight the candidates’ strength, skills and achievement effectively. Thus, graduates are unable to sell and present themselves in an interactive way in order to impress the employer. In the digital age, mobile phones and Wi-Fi are ubiquitous; thus, an online CV namely “Mobile Curriculum Vitae” (m-CV) is created and proposed to be the alternative. It uses weblog as the developing platform that comes with both web and mobile versions. It can be accessed using mobile devices such as smart phones wherever and whenever they are. The objective of the study is conducting a survey to investigate the acceptance of m-CV on a group of 200 diploma students in one of the Malaysian universities-Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Penang campus using questionnaires based on Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). After conducting a two-hour seminar on the m-CV, a total of 191 questionnaires were collected. Descriptive analysis was done using SPSS based on 4 point Likert scale. The study found that m-CV was perceived to be more useful rather than ease of use. It reports on how far the diploma students are in favor of using the online method instead of the traditional way to create their CVs. The study attests the process involved in user acceptance of using information and communication technology (ICT) in the making of CV that can be modeled and predicted.

Citation (APA 6th ed.):
Mah, B. Y., Hissan, W. S. M., & Ch’ng, P. E. (2011). Developing a mobile curriculum vitae using weblog: A cross-disciplinary survey on university students’ perception based on Technology Acceptance Model. Journal of Southeast Asian Research, 2011, 1–11. doi:10.5171/2011.919804

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Questions & Answers about this publication

  • Dr Mah Boon Yih asked a question in Blogger:
    What are your findings on using blogs for educational/pedagogical/instructional purposes?
    Based on my previous studies as shown in the links below, blogs are perceived to be more useful rather than easy-to-use for online journal writing among Malaysian undergraduates with and without hands-on experience. The same findings also appear in Malaysian university diploma students, who have been exposed to using blogs for journal writing and CV writing in different studies.

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