Information technology and education: Student perceptions of computer and Web-based environments
Shu-Sheng Liaw, Seattle Pacific University, United States
Seattle Pacific University . Awarded
This study focused on surveying the attitudes toward computers and Web-based technology. This study also examined the relationship between students' perceptions of computers and Web-based environments. Furthermore, the predictor variables on computer and Web-based attitudes were conducted in this study. In this study, a psychometric questionnaire survey was developed and could be called the Computer and Web-based Attitude Scale (CWAS) that composed two major components, the Computer attitude Scale (CAS) and the Web-based Attitude Scale (WAS).
Essentially, the current of interest in computer technology in education opens up several research questions about technological innovation. Learners' perceptions of computers, hypermedia, and Web-based technologies are a crucial factor influencing and affecting the learning. The benefit of this study was to provide faculty to understand students' feelings about computers and Web-based technologies for enhancing learning performance. Web-based technology, such as the Internet and WWW, is a powerful medium and can reshape the format of conventional instruction, such as textbooks and lecturer. Based on these viewpoints, educators can adopt a Web-based environment as a construction tool for creating their own educational technology instructions to their particular disciplinary needs. From another viewpoint, the success of computer utilization is largely dependent upon the attitudes toward computer of faculty and students. Therefore, this study surveyed and evaluated students' computer and Web-based attitudes for educators and learners to enhance the success of computer technology utilization, especially hypermedia-based environment that integrated the Internet and WWW, in educational systems.
Liaw, S.S. Information technology and education: Student perceptions of computer and Web-based environments. Ph.D. thesis, Seattle Pacific University.
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