Factors Affecting the ICT Adoption in Higher Education
Katherine Chiluiza, Escuela Superior Politécnca del Litoral, Ecuador
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper explores the factors that affect the adoption of computers by teachers at the university level and reflects the usage of computers in the Ecuadorian context. 233 teachers participated in this study. Two questionnaires were used for gathering data about the usage of computers and the adoption of computers in the classroom. The results of the study indicate that the training the teachers receive is a key factor in the further adoption of computers in their teaching, the technological innovativeness, as a personal characteristic of teachers, is another important predictors of the inclusion of computers, as well as their attitudes towards computers in education and not only to computers in general. The paper examines the shortcomings of the methodology followed and includes implications and recommendations for future research.
Chiluiza, K. (2008). Factors Affecting the ICT Adoption in Higher Education. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1976-1980). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).