Preservice Teachers' Attitudes and Perceptions of the Utility of Web-Based Instruction in the United Arab Emirates
International Journal of Instructional Media Volume 32, Number 3, ISSN 0092-1815
Teachers' clear perceptions of technology use and competence in planning and implementation affect their attitudes towards using technology in general and in the classroom in particular (Almekhlafi, 1999). However, the number of research studies to inform implementation of Web-based instruction (WBI) has been low and the interest in student perceptions of these technologies has been an even lower priority for researchers (Angulo & Bruce, 1999). This is particularly true in the case of the United Arab Emirates in which the effect of WBI and the attitude of teachers towards it have not been investigated. This study focuses on preservice teachers' attitudes and perceptions of the utility of WBI. A survey was administered to preservice teachers at the College of Education, United Arab Emirates University in the spring of the academic year 2001-2002. In addition to the questionnaire, students' grades, particularly in the assignments submitted via WebCT, and communication via Bulletin board and e-mail, were used as other sources of data. (Contains 1 note.)
Almekhlafi, A.G. (2005). Preservice Teachers' Attitudes and Perceptions of the Utility of Web-Based Instruction in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Instructional Media, 32(3),.