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ERIC Number: EJ1105555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Perceptions of Blended Learning Competencies and Obstacles among Educational Technology Students in Light of Different Anxiety Levels and Locus of Control
Aldalalah, Osamah Ahmad; Gasaymeh, Al-Mothana M.
Contemporary Educational Technology, v5 n3 p218-238 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of locus of control and anxiety level on the Jordanian educational technology students' perceived blended learning competencies and obstacles. The independent variables were the locus of control (Internal, External) and anxiety level (Low, Moderate, High). The dependent variables were the students' perceptions of their personal blended leaning competences (Knowledge & Technological) and students' perceptions of the obstacles of blended leaning. The study sample consisted of 107 undergraduate educational technology students. Inferential statistics were conducted to analyze the data. Analysis of variance and pairwise post hoc tests were carried out to examine the main effects as well as the interaction effects of the independent variables on the dependent variables. The findings of this study showed that students with internal locus of control performed significantly better than external locus of control students in blended learning competencies (Knowledge & Technological) and blended learning obstacles. The findings of this study also showed that moderate anxiety students performed significantly better than low and high anxiety students in blended learning competencies (Knowledge & Technology) and blended learning obstacles. Finally, the study found that there was no significant difference between the low and high anxiety students in blended learning obstacles.
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Anxiety, Locus of Control, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Statistical Inference, Comparative Analysis, Student Characteristics, Competence, Technological Literacy, Barriers, Questionnaires
Contemporary Educational Technology. Faculty of Communication Sciences, Anadolu University, Yunus Emre Campus, Eskisehir 26470, Turkey. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cedtech.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan