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ERIC Number: ED540251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
The Role of Virtual Learning Environment in Improving Information and Communication Technology Adoption in Teaching Exploring How Virtual Learning Environments Improve University Teacher's Attitudes about the Use of Information and Communication Technology
Ageel, Mohammed
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Conference on E-Learning & Knowledge Management Technologies (ICEKMT 2012) (2nd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Apr 16-17, 2012)
The adoption of ICT-enabled teaching in contemporary schools has largely lagged behind despite its obvious and many benefits, mainly because teachers still hold ignorant, misinformed and highly negative attitudes towards ICT-enabled teaching. This article aimed at investigating the effect of Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) on university teachers' attitudes towards using ICT in their teaching, and to further develop a best-practice model for use by stakeholders currently interested in promoting the use of ICT in education. VLE experience can positively shape teachers' attitudes towards using ICT, which would in turn increase the adoption of ICT-aided teaching in contemporary schools. The article argues that when university teachers participate regularly in VLEs, their attitudes towards the use of ICT improves. It is thus recommended that learning institutions and universities should invest in creating productive, regular and readily accessible VLEs for their teaching staff, as an important support incentive to any ICT program deployment. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A