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Teachers' attitude toward computer used in classroom practice

Raman, Arumugam and Malik, Biblob and Omar Fauzee, Mohd Sofian (2015) Teachers' attitude toward computer used in classroom practice. Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 3 (3A). pp. 646-659. ISSN 2347-9493

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Innovation of computer technology as a learning tool dramatically changes the traditional concept of teaching.Now a day‟s computer is considered as means of achieving the educational goals where teachers‟ role is as like a facilitator.However, the teachers‟ attitude is an important issue on integrating computer in modern classroom teaching learning process.The aim of this study was to investigate the prospective teachers‟ attitude toward computer use in classroom practice.The current study was followed by survey research design. Selected items from different Computer Attitude Scales (CAS) and Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) were used to collect data using 5 point Likert type scale.The population was the students enrolled in Information Technology under Educational Studies discipline [B. Ed.(Hons.)] in UUM, CAS and the sample were the final semester students of same discipline.This study were covered the minimum number of sample size. The overall results illustrate that the prospective teachers are intended to use computer in classroom practice.However, the atttitude toward computer use differed by male and female.The result also suggests that the prior computer experience is another factor toward computer use in education.It also can be concluded that the perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and affective component are considered as important factors in acceptance of computer in classroom practice.The results may useful of professional development of prospective teachers and teacher educators.It may be a source of supportive paper to the policy makers, curriculum developer, administrator.as well as it also may helpful of achieving. Therefore, the findings of the study has significant effect in computer integration into curriculum instruction as well as useful of attaining the goal of national policy of education which aimed at the Malaysian vision 2020.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: computer technology, teaching, Computer Attitude Scales (CAS), classroom practice, Malaysian vision
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Dr. Arumugam Raman
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 06:20
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 06:20
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/21704

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