A Study of Technology Teachers' Attitude toward Videoconference Applied in Education
Hung-Jen Yang, Yi-Shian Jong, Shih-vann Chao, National Kaohsiung Normal University Of Taiwan, Taiwan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The purpose of this study was to identify technology teachers| attitude toward videoconference applied in education. Technology teachers are always playing the pioneer role to adopting new teaching technology into their professional works. Their attitude toward certain teaching technology would consider an indicator of implementing technology in education. Videoconferencing technology allows two or more people at different locations to communicate each other at the same time. In addition, it is often possible to share computer applications. It is a rich communication technology which could offers new possibilities for schools, colleges, and libraries including formal instruction, connection with guest speakers and experts, multi-school project collaboration, professional activities. Based on literature review, an investigation tool was design for collecting data of technology teachers| attitude toward videoconference applied in education. There were three attitude categories in the questionnaire. Those categories were advantage of using videoconference, type of using videoconference, and effective using videoconference. Both in-service and pre-service technology teacher were random sampling for distributing questionnaires. Statistical comparisons were conducted based on both service types such as in-service and pre-service and personal profile groups such as gender, age, teaching experience and location of school. According to the result of statistical analysis, the technology teachers| attitude toward videoconference applied in education was concluded and discussed.
Yang, H.J., Jong, Y.S. & Chao, S.v. (2002). A Study of Technology Teachers' Attitude toward Videoconference Applied in Education. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2349-2350). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).