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Attitudes towards IT and use of LMS in Teacher Education: A Swedish case study
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, Chalmers university of technology, Sweden ; , University of Gothenburg, Sweden ; , University West, Sweden

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

In this paper we explore the relation between attitude and use of a university-wide Learning Management System (LMS) among faculty members engaged in teacher education at a large Swedish University. We compare the findings with a control group of educators from the same university, not involved in teacher education. The results reveal that all teachers fail to provide evidence for a correlation between attitude and use, which contest established assumptions in, for instance, the technology acceptance model (TAM). Still we can detect significant differences between teacher educators and other faculty members: Teacher educators are more positive to the potential for IT in general (p<0.1), and in particular more positive to (i) how IT develop their pedagogy, and (ii) that time spent on communicating with students through IT is time well spent. Furthermore, teacher educators use the LMS significantly more frequently, and with a wider scope of used functionality compared to other faculty.

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Ekman, K., Lundin, J. & Svensson, L. (2015). Attitudes towards IT and use of LMS in Teacher Education: A Swedish case study. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 900-906). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 23, 2019 from .

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