Validating a Handheld Computing Self-Efficacy Scale
Rhonda Christensen, Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning (IITTL), United States ; Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The use of handheld technologies is becoming widespread in the K-12 environment. While students seem ready to embrace these devices it is not as easy to identify readiness in educators. Teacher and educator familiarity is essential prior to introducing these tools into the classroom environment. This paper describes the development and validation of one instrument to assess an educator's readiness to use handheld computers.
Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2004). Validating a Handheld Computing Self-Efficacy Scale. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 879-884). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).