ERIC Number: ED362200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Teacher Attitudes toward Interactive Computer Technologies.
Savenye, Wilhelmina C.
In order to investigate how attitudes among preservice teachers are influenced by participation in a computer literacy course and to test the utility of an attitude questionnaire, a study was conducted with 75 college preservice teachers (56 females and 19 males). The course was developed to teach the use and understanding of computer technologies in an educational setting. Seventy-three students completed the Computer Literacy Attitude Survey, developed for this study, at the beginning of the course, and 65 completed it at the end of the course. Participation in the course appeared to improve student attitudes toward computers and their use. After completing the course, students had less anxiety and more confidence, and they generally valued computers more. Students also evaluated the course favorably, commenting on its clarity and utility. Three tables present study findings. (Contains 26 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College Students, Computer Anxiety, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes, Computer Literacy, Course Evaluation, Education Majors, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Interaction, Likert Scales, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student Teachers, Technological Advancement, Test Use
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Preservice Teachers
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (15th, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 13-17, 1993); see IR 016 300.