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ERIC Number: EJ773936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Surveying Instructor and Learner Attitudes toward E-Learning
Liaw, Shu-Sheng; Huang, Hsui-Mei; Chen, Gwo-Dong
Computers & Education, v49 n4 p1066-1080 Dec 2007
The trend of using e-learning as a learning and/or teaching tool is now rapidly expanding into education. Although e-learning environments are popular, there is minimal research on instructors' and learners' attitudes toward these kinds of learning environments. The purpose of this study is to explore instructors' and learners' attitudes toward e-learning usage. Accordingly, 30 instructors and 168 college students are asked to answer two different questionnaires for investigating their perceptions. After statistical analysis, the results demonstrate that instructors have very positive perceptions toward using e-learning as a teaching assisted tool. Furthermore, behavioral intention to use e-learning is influenced by perceived usefulness and self-efficacy. Regarding learners' attitudes, self-paced, teacher-led, and multimedia instruction are major factors that affect learners' attitudes toward e-learning as an effective learning tool. Based on the findings, this research proposes guidelines for developing e-learning environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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