Factors Influencing Teachers’ Use of ICT in Education

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Player-Koro, Catarina (2012)
  • Publisher: Education Inquiry
  • Journal: Education Inquiry (issn: 2000-4508, eissn: 2000-4508)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/edui.v3i1.22015
  • Subject: ICT use, teachers, teacher education, educational technology
    acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION

This study investigates teachers’ attitudes to and beliefs about using ICT in education and proposes a model of how different variables are related to teachers’ use of ICT in classrooms. The model suggests that positive attitudes related specifically to ICT as a useful tool for teaching and learning and a strong sense of self-efficacy in using computers in education seem to influence the use of ICT the most. It is also suggested that positive attitudes to ICT generally do not seem to contribute very much to teachers’ use of ICT in classrooms. This is a surprising finding. The distinction between the importance of specific and general attitudes to ICT use and the emphasis on self-efficacy contributes to contemporary research. Self-efficacy and attitudes are suggested to be mutually related to ICT use.Keywords: ICT use, teachers, teacher education, educational technology(Published: 1 March 2012)Citation: Education Inquiry Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2012, pp.93–108
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