Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 13, Number 4, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
The current study sought to understand the mechanisms that
facilitate improvement in preservice teacher attitude toward
instructional applications of computer technology. Participants
comprised two groups: education students whose use
of WebCT was required for completion of course assignments
(n = 42) and education students whose use of WebCT
was entirely optional (n = 82). All students made pre- and
postcourse ratings of the perceived value of instructional
technology. Across groups, positive changes from pre to
postcourse occurred on seven of the ten items that evaluated
attitude toward instructional technology. Additionally, students
required to use WebCT showed a greater overall
change in attitude from pre to postcourse and made greater
use of optional online course material relative to those whose
use of WebCT was optional. Requiring the use of technology
in course work may generate favorable attitudes toward technology
and thereby foster greater utilization of other available
Johnson, G. & Howell, A. (2005). Attitude Toward Instructional Technology Following Required Versus Optional WebCT Usage. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 13(4), 643-654. Norfolk, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved February 16, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/5112/.
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Development and Validation of a Model to Investigate the Impact of Individual Factors on Instructors’ Intention to Use E-learning Systems
Bilquis Ferdousi, Spartanburg Community College, United States; Yair Levy, Nova Southeastern University, United States
Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2010) pp. 1–21
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