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Becoming more specific: Measuring and modeling teachers' perceived usefulness of ICT in the context of teaching and learning
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, Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo (CEMO), Norway ; , Department of Teacher Education and School Research, Norway ; , Faculty of Education, China

Computers & Education Volume 88, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

Studies on teachers' acceptance and use of information and communication technology (ICT) have revealed perceived usefulness to be a crucial determinant for integrating ICT in classrooms. In consequence, the present study focuses on teachers' perceived usefulness of ICT for teaching and learning and is aimed at describing its structure and relations to self-efficacy, ICT use, and teachers' age. By means of Bayesian analysis, we specified confirmatory factor-analytic and structural equation models to a large-scale data set of N = 1190 Norwegian teachers. Our results supported the hypothesized four-factor structure of teachers' perceived usefulness of ICT, signifying different facets of ICT-related teaching goals in classrooms. Moreover, it was possible to disentangle general and specific components of the construct in nested factor models. In support of existing research, we found positive relations to self-efficacy and ICT use, but a negative relation to teachers' age. Our study provides evidence on a multidimensional conceptualization of teachers' perceived usefulness of ICT for teaching and learning, and verifies the relations to teacher-related characteristics. Implications for the measurement and modeling of the construct, and future research directions are discussed.

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Scherer, R., Siddiq, F. & Teo, T. (2015). Becoming more specific: Measuring and modeling teachers' perceived usefulness of ICT in the context of teaching and learning. Computers & Education, 88(1), 202-214. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved November 17, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2015.05.005

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