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Attitude Toward Instructional Technology Following Required Versus Optional WebCT Usage Article

, , Grant MacEwan College, Canada

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 13, Number 4, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

The current study sought to understand the mechanisms that
facilitate improvement in preservice teacher attitude toward
instructional applications of computer technology. Participants
comprised two groups: education students whose use
of WebCT was required for completion of course assignments
(n = 42) and education students whose use of WebCT
was entirely optional (n = 82). All students made pre- and
postcourse ratings of the perceived value of instructional
technology. Across groups, positive changes from pre to
postcourse occurred on seven of the ten items that evaluated
attitude toward instructional technology. Additionally, students
required to use WebCT showed a greater overall
change in attitude from pre to postcourse and made greater
use of optional online course material relative to those whose
use of WebCT was optional. Requiring the use of technology
in course work may generate favorable attitudes toward technology
and thereby foster greater utilization of other available
computer-based applications.

Citation

Johnson, G. & Howell, A. (2005). Attitude Toward Instructional Technology Following Required Versus Optional WebCT Usage. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 13(4), 643-654. Norfolk, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved August 22, 2018 from .

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