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An Investigation of Class Satisfaction in Information Technology Education: A Comparative Study of Students’ Performance Levels at a Japanese University
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, , , Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This paper investigates the factors related to students’ class satisfaction in an information technology course at a Japanese university. Accordingly, 182 university students were administered a questionnaire to evaluate the course during its final session. The results of the questionnaire were compared with the students’ performance levels; it was observed low-level groups rated higher than high-level groups on class satisfaction, recognition of a snap course, self-efficacy, self-regulation, and intrinsic value. Further, the class satisfaction of both groups was found to be correlated in terms of intrinsic value of the class. A correlation was also observed between class satisfaction and motivation for learning in the two groups. These results demonstrate the need for teachers to provide the best possible education to enable students to understand and thereby increase their class satisfaction. In particular, teachers should pay attention to the low-level group to ensure that their class satisfaction is correlated with self-efficacy.

Citation

Kitazawa, T., Nagai, M. & Ueno, J. (2009). An Investigation of Class Satisfaction in Information Technology Education: A Comparative Study of Students’ Performance Levels at a Japanese University. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 932-937). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 12, 2022 from .

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