Motivational Factors in the Use of Videoconferences to Carry out Tutorials in Spanish Universities in the Post-Pandemic Period

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Oct 5;18(19):10474. doi: 10.3390/ijerph181910474.


Many of the tools used for virtual teaching during the pandemic had not been used previously, but they could continue to be used when traditional teaching returns. For this reason, this study focused on locating the key motivational factors for the possible continuation of the use of one of these tools, videoconferencing, to carry out tutorials in Spanish universities as a complement to face-to-face tutorials. For this, a literary review was conducted to obtain a list of motivational factors that may influence teachers to continuing using it, and a causal study was performed with university professors (through fuzzy cognitive maps) to identify the causal relationships among these factors and classify them by their relevance in making a decision. The most influential factors are intention, attitude and perceived compatibility with how tutorials are given, and the negative factors include quality management and trust.

Keywords: COVID-19; ICT; digital tools; education; motivational factors; teaching.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Humans
  • Motivation
  • Pandemics
  • Universities*
  • Videoconferencing