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ERIC Number: EJ1168143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1876
Preservice Teachers' Computer Use in Single Computer Training Courses; Relationships and Predictions
Zogheib, Salah
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, v11 n3 Article 7 p77-89 2015
Single computer courses offered at colleges of education are expected to provide preservice teachers with the skills and expertise needed to adopt computer technology in their future classrooms. However, preservice teachers still find difficulty adopting such technology. This research paper investigated relationships among preservice teachers' self-efficacy, control of learning beliefs, value-related beliefs--intrinsic goal orientation, extrinsic goal orientation, and task value--prior computer technology experience, frequency of computer use for general purposes, and computer use in single computer courses. Participants in the study were 227 preservice teachers enrolled in a one year bachelor's of education program. Regression analyses yielded significant results about the frequency of computer use for general purposes and intrinsic goal orientation. Self-efficacy and prior computer technology experience were significantly correlated with computer use in single computer courses. The findings send a clear message about the necessity to consider preservice teachers' beliefs, personal use of computer technology, and prior computer technology experience when designing computer courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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