Technology Achievement and Attitudes of Pre-service Teachers
Paul Jones, Robert Wall, Towson University, United States ; Leping Liu, University of Nevada at Reno, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
The purpose of the current study was to explore and determine the relationships between computer attitudes, skills and achievement of pre-service teachers. The computer attitude variables are enjoyment, motivation, importance, and anxiety (Liu & Johnson, 1998). Computer skills variables include self ratings on a range of current hardware and software used in teacher education. Computer achievement variable includes grades earned in a required technology course.Subjects of the current study were 200 teacher education undergraduate students. A computer attitude instrument (Liu & Johnson, 1998), was used to measure students' attitudes toward using and learning computer technologies. A self-rating of computer skills was included as the first part of the instrument. The Self-Directed Search (Holland, 1994) was used to determine students' attitudes toward career planning. Low to moderate relationships were found among the variables measured.
Jones, P., Wall, R. & Liu, L. (2003). Technology Achievement and Attitudes of Pre-service Teachers. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1632-1635). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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