ERIC Number: EJ913751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Towards Technology Integration: The Impact of Motivational and Volitional Email Messages
Kim, ChanMin; Keller, John M.
Educational Technology Research and Development, v59 n1 p91-111 Feb 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of motivational and volitional email messages (MVEM) on preservice teachers' motivation, volition, performance, and their attitudes toward technology integration. Each of four sections in an educational technology course for preservice teachers was randomly assigned to one of two groups: one group which received MVEM constructed based on audience analysis; and the other which received placebo email messages consisting of class activities reminders without audience analysis. Results indicated that the group provided with MVEM showed higher volition and more positive attitudes toward technology integration than the group provided with placebo messages even though there was no difference in motivation or performance. These results suggest that MVEM can serve as an effective tool for facilitating preservice teachers' positive attitudes toward technology integration. Implications for the design and development of interventions or systems for technology integration are discussed and further research is recommended.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Technology Integration, Student Motivation, Educational Technology, Audience Analysis, Attitude Change, Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Motivation Techniques, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Electronic Mail, Computer Uses in Education, Individual Power
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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