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A Comparison of Student-Teachers' Attitudes Toward Computers in On-Line And Traditional Computer Literacy Courses: A Case Study
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study examined the effect of two computer literacy courses (one was offered as on-line and the other one was offered through traditional methods). Two courses were compared in terms of their effectiveness on computer attitude of the student-teachers. This study also explored the other factors that contributed to changes in attitudes of the student-teachers. The study used data from 209 (147 female, 62 male) student-teachers of which 69 of them attended to the on-line computer literacy course, and 140 of them attended to the traditional computer literacy course. Findings indicate that there is a combined effect of gender, computer literacy course type (traditional vs. on-line), whether any computer related course taken before, previous computer attitude and possession of home computer on student-teachers' post-attitude toward computers. The follow-up study results were also supportive to the results of statistical analysis, and they investigated student teachers' perceptions about the computer literacy course they attended.

Citation

Gurbuz, T., Yildirim, S. & Ozden, M.Y. (2000). A Comparison of Student-Teachers' Attitudes Toward Computers in On-Line And Traditional Computer Literacy Courses: A Case Study. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 348-353). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 21, 2019 from .

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