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ERIC Number: EJ1094344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-4909
The Effect of SDLR and Self-efficacy in Preschool Teachers by Using WS Learning
Kao, C-P.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v32 n2 p128-138 Apr 2016
This study examined whether self-directed learning readiness (SDLR) moderates the association between Internet self-efficacy and approaches to learning by web searching (ALWS). A total of 329 valid questionnaires were used for the correlation and path analysis. The results revealed that preschool teachers' SDLR significantly moderated the influence of Internet self-efficacy and ALWS. Thus, this result suggests that spending more time on SDLR may increase preschool teachers' ALWS, which may enhance their teaching practice via web-based professional development. Findings from this study may have implications for preschool teachers who aim to improve their teaching practice by targeting web-searching environment and approaches to learning. The findings suggest that the positive mediation role of SDLR between Internet self-efficacy and ALWS, especially effective learning, active learning and independent learning of SDLR. Because SDLR has the great influence on the online learning domain, preparing teacher's self-directed learning ability is important for educational authorities to facilitate teachers' better performance when learning online.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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