The Acceptance and Use of Video Conferencing for Teaching in Covid-19 Pandemic: An Empirical Study in Vietnam


  • Thanh Khuong Nguyen Ho Chi Minh city of University of Law
  • Thi Hong Tham Nguyen Hoa Sen University


video conferencing, UTAUT2, teacher video conferencing adoption


The Coronavirus disease outbreak of 2019 (COVID-19) has fundamentally altered the nature of learning at all levels, from university to primary school. In Vietnam, continual learning is ensured through the use of video conferencing applications. Video conferencing is a teaching tool that is used to facilitate communication and engagement between professors and students during an epidemic. The study employs a unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) to ascertain the elements that influenced the adoption of video conferencing for online training in Vietnam during the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey of 203 instructors who have used video conferencing for instruction during the COVID-19 epidemic was conducted and evaluated using a structural equation model (SEM). The results indicate that significant elements influencing the use of video conferencing for teaching during Covid-19 include effort expectancy, habit, hedonic motivation, and behavioral intention to use, which together account for 59 percent of video conferencing for teaching usage (R2=0.59).

Author Biographies

Thanh Khuong Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh city of University of Law

Nguyen Thanh Khuong is a lecturer of Information Technology at Ho Chi Minh University of Law, Vietnam. His academic interest areas are open and distance education, online learning, e-learning, information communication technology in education, information system in business and e-commerce.

Thi Hong Tham Nguyen, Hoa Sen University

Nguyen Thi Hong Tham is a teacher at Nguyen Thai Binh secondary school and is currently studying for a Master of Arts in Linguistics at Hoa Sen University, Vietnam. She has over 10 years of experience in teaching English for students. Her academic interest areas are about education and methodology in learning a foreign language.


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How to Cite

Nguyen, T. K., & Nguyen, T. H. T. (2021). The Acceptance and Use of Video Conferencing for Teaching in Covid-19 Pandemic: An Empirical Study in Vietnam. AsiaCALL Online Journal, 12(5), 1-16. Retrieved from