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Self-Reported Competency and Technology Acceptance: Investigating the Relationship for a Cohort of Irish Pre-Service Teachers
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, Marino Institute of Education, Ireland ; , , , Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

In this paper the authors report on pre-service teachers' self-rated levels of competency when using ICT and on its possible relationships with elements of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and with classroom usage of technology. The research is both qualitative and quantitative in its approach and is based on administration of an online questionnaire in the first author’s institution. Findings suggest that students consider themselves competent users of computers, with their levels of competency correlating significantly with TAM elements of “perceived ease of use” though not with “perceived usefulness”. Compared with previous findings, there is evidence of increased acceptance of technology for personal use and/or classroom use.

Citation

Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A., Girvan, C. & Oldham, E. (2012). Self-Reported Competency and Technology Acceptance: Investigating the Relationship for a Cohort of Irish Pre-Service Teachers. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3210-3217). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 14, 2020 from .

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