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ERIC Number: EJ1016339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
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Exploring Factors Affecting Learner's Perception of Learning Information and Communication Technology: A HLM Analysis of a National Farmers' Training Program in Taiwan
Yueh, Hsiu-Ping; Chen, Tzy-Ling; Chiu, Li-An; Lin, Wei-Chien
Educational Technology & Society, v16 n1 p231-242 2013
The present study, pertaining to a national information literacy training program for both farmers and rural communities in Taiwan, explores factors that affect learners' perception of learning information and communication technology (ICT). It further analyzes effects of individual characteristics and varied training designs on learners' perception of learning ICT. Data used for analyses derive from the Farmers' ICT Training Project of 2005, conducted by the Council of Agriculture in Taiwan (COAT), including evaluations of 4,405 trainees. Findings of hierarchical linear model (HLM) analysis supported both predictors of personal and organizational levels. Results of this study also revealed that learners' characteristics and varied training designs do have effects on learner's perception of training effectiveness. Specific impacts of learners' personal characteristics on their perception of learning effectiveness in different types of ICT training are also analyzed and discussed. In conclusion, implications founded on learner's perspective and suggestions for future research are illustrated in this paper.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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