ERIC Number: EJ1086538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
Understanding Technology Acceptance in Pre-Service Teachers of Primary Mathematics in Hong Kong
Wong, Gary K. W.
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, v31 n6 p713-735 2015
The adoption of educational technology in teaching depends on how well a teacher accepts it. This paper draws on a technology acceptance survey of pre-service primary mathematics teachers in Hong Kong to study the factors influencing their technology acceptance. This work adopted a mixed method approach, in which quantitative data were collected through questionnaire survey from 234 pre-service teachers, where the data were analysed using structural equation modelling with a customised technology acceptance model. The qualitative data were also collected from 14 of these pre-service teachers through interviews, and analysed using the iterative coding process. The results show an overall positive attitude towards the use of educational technology, while perceived usefulness is more influential than perceived ease of use. Perceived ease of use is found to rely heavily on facilitating conditions rather than computer self-efficacy. We also found that subjective norms have an indirect influence on the usage and adoption in our context. Explanations for these findings are discussed, together with implications of the results. Our findings are intended to provide insights to policy makers about how to design teacher education programmes that address the demands of learning and teaching with educational technologies in Hong Kong and related contexts.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preservice Teachers, Computer Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Influences, Technology Integration, Questionnaires, Student Surveys, Structural Equation Models, Coding, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes, Usability, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Intention, Mixed Methods Research, Likert Scales, Semi Structured Interviews, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong