Innovative ICT Usage by Higher Education Teachers in Tunisia: a PLS path modelling approach
Adel Ben Youssef, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis - GREDEG, France ; Mounir Dahmani, University of Paris-Sud – ADIS, France ; Hamida Ben Youssef, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis - IAE, France
Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
The aim of this article is to characterize the pattern of adoption and usage of ICT by Higher Education Teachers (HET) in Tunisia and to understand how innovative is this process. The results and findings are based upon 288 HET respondents. A structural Equation model was developed in order to understand the main determinants of innovative pedagogical usages of ICT by HET. Two unexpected results were found. First, gender differences in matter of innovative uses are not found in Tunisia. Female HET seem to use more innovatively ICT than male. Second, we did not found a relationship between tenure and innovative uses. However our model show that Computer and Internet Skills, Effective usage of ICT and Facilitations conditions play a prominent role in pedagogical innovative usage of ICT by HET in Tunisia. Findings imply that the e-learning competencies of teachers in Tunisia must be strengthened in order to reach optimal usage.
Ben Youssef, A., Dahmani, M. & Ben Youssef, H. (2010). Innovative ICT Usage by Higher Education Teachers in Tunisia: a PLS path modelling approach. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 772-781). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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