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The Internet Attitudes and Information Commitments toward Web Information among Students and Teachers within Physical Education and Sport Science in Taiwan
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, Center for General Education, Chinmin Institute of Technology, Taiwan ; , , Science Education and e-Learning Group, Graduate Institute of Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between students and teachers’ Internet attitudes and their information commitments (their standards of verifying Internet information and searching strategies) in web-based learning environments utilizing the Internet Attitudes Scale (IAS) as well as the Information Commitments Survey (ICS). The sample included 392 students and teachers in Physical Education (PE) and Sport Science (SS) in Taiwan. The results revealed that teachers held more sophisticated information commitments than students in general. The findings thus suggest that PE and SS teachers may need to provide additional instructions for students to practice and employ more advanced searching strategies or evaluative standards toward web information. It was also found that the students’ Internet attitudes were important predictors of their information commitments. However, their frequent usage of the Internet did not play an important role in predicting their evaluative standards for web materials.

Citation

Chen, Y.T., Lin, Y.C. & Liang, J.C. (2010). The Internet Attitudes and Information Commitments toward Web Information among Students and Teachers within Physical Education and Sport Science in Taiwan. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 4188-4198). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 18, 2019 from .