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ERIC Number: EJ911763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1027-5207
The E-Learning Readiness of Cyprus Primary Teachers Ahead of Dias System Integration into Cyprus Schools
Hadjiathanasiou, Panayiota
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, n1 2009
This research study aimed to evaluate the e-learning readiness of Cyprus's primary teachers ahead of DIAS web-platform integration into Cyprus's schools. The Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC) aims through DIAS to enhance the integration of e-learning in all areas of the curriculum in primary and secondary education. As the effective implementation of e-learning in schools relies on teachers' abilities, beliefs and motivations, there is a clear need to understand where teachers are in terms of their level of ICT adoption, so that if necessary suggestions might be made for raising their e-learning readiness. This study focused on a theoretical framework that evaluated teachers' e-readiness by measuring their technological, psychological and pedagogical readiness for conversion to a blended learning system. The research used a questionnaire and an interview survey as principal methods of data collection. The research results revealed that Cyprus' primary teachers need continuous professional development in order to: (a) become psychologically ready to move towards e-learning and (b) to realize how pedagogical practices change in an e-learning environment. The study concludes by suggesting ways that might increase Cyprus' primary teachers' e-learning readiness, so that they will embrace the DIAS system in their daily teaching practices. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus