A Preliminary Study: Level of Laptop Competence Among Secondary School Teachers
Priscilla Moses, Wong Su Luan, Kamariah Abu Bakar, Rosnaini Mahmud, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Malaysia intends to transform its education system to produce individuals who are critical and capable as decision makers to meet the challenges of the technological world. Realizing the importance of technology for learning; the Ministry of Education in Malaysia made huge investments to facilitate the integration of technology in schools by providing laptops to school teachers. Technology competence acts as one of the main determinants that can influence teacher’s ability to successfully use laptops in the learning environment. For this reason, this quantitative study seeks to explore the teachers’ level of laptop competence. Thirty eight secondary school teachers from Selangor participated in this study. The research revealed that teachers are highly competent in word processing but moderately competent in setup, maintenance and troubleshooting; telecommunication; and multimedia integration. For these reasons, more training sessions are needed by the teachers to increase their competence level of utilizing the laptops more effectively.
Moses, P., Su Luan, W., Abu Bakar, K. & Mahmud, R. (2010). A Preliminary Study: Level of Laptop Competence Among Secondary School Teachers. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 195-204). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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