ERIC Number: ED333680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
The Influence of Computer Experience on Attitudes and Learning for Preservice Deaf Teachers.
Mertens, Donna M.; Rabiu, Jubril
This study investigated the effects of quality of educational experience with computers on attitudes toward computers and learning in a preservice educational psychology class for deaf students training to be teachers. Nineteen subjects used computer-assisted instruction modules for seven half-hour lessons on various educational psychology concepts. The majority of the students had positive reactions to the quality of the lessons, the computer feedback, the time allowed to complete the lesson, and the teacher's instruction. Using the Computer Attitude Scale, it was determined that students' attitudes toward computers changed in terms of reduced anxiety and greater confidence in using computers. Students' knowledge of educational psychology concepts increased after completion of each lesson. The results provide support that, if the nature of the students' computer experience is positive, then attitudes can be positively impacted. (Includes 23 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).