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ERIC Number: EJ786749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
Computer Self-Efficacy of University Faculty in Lebanon
Saleh, Hanadi Kassem
Educational Technology Research and Development, v56 n2 p229-240 Apr 2008
Faculty use of technology is a critical issue in higher education; administrators and students are expecting faculty instruction to incorporate technology in classroom and distance education. Competition is demanding technologically proficient graduates for schools and colleges. Research indicates that computer self-efficacy (CSE) may be one determinant of who uses technology and who does not. A survey of education faculty at the Lebanese University in Beirut, Lebanon, conducted in 2006, revealed varying degrees of CSE; of 127 respondents, 14 had low levels of CSE; 68 were at a moderate level, and 45 self-evaluated themselves to have high CSE. Although other barriers may deter the implementation of technology in teaching, strategies and techniques for increasing CSE should be developed. For those with low CSE, special attention must be given to enhancing their levels of CSE.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Lebanon