Acceptance of ICT in Institutional Collaboration in Vocational Education. Empirical Findings Based on Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT)

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The dual system of vocational education and training in Germany is characterized by the cooperation between different educational institutions as vocational schools and companies. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), e.g. digital report portfolios, are used to organize and strengthen the cooperation between those involved in vocational education. The main question in this article is which factors influence the use of digital portfolios in vocational training. By presenting findings from an online survey, factors are examined that may improve the digitalization of collaborative learning between vocational schools and companies by using digital report portfolios – from the perspective of both apprentices and in-company trainers.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobility for Smart Cities and Regional Development - Challenges for Higher Education - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2021
EditorsMichael E. Auer, Hanno Hortsch, Oliver Michler, Thomas Köhler
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages10
ISBN (print)9783030939038
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume389 LNNS


Title24th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning
SubtitleMobility for Smart Cities and Regional Development - Challanges for Higher Education
Abbreviated titleICL 2021
Conference number24
Duration22 - 24 September 2022
Degree of recognitionInternational event
LocationTU Dresden / HTW Dresden & online

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0003-0027-0919/work/142236586
ORCID /0000-0003-1137-6882/work/142249733



  • (online-) cooperation of different learning venues, Collaborative learning, Digital report portfolio, ePortfolio, Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology, Vocational education