Attitudes towards IT and use of LMS in Teacher Education: A Swedish case study
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Mar 02, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV, United States / [ed] David Slykhuis; Gary Marks, Chesapeake, VA, 2015, 900-906 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper we explore the relation between attitude and use of a university-wide Learning Management System (LMS) among faculty members engaged in teacher education at a large Swedish University. We compare the findings with a control group of educators from the same university, not involved in teacher education. The results reveal that all teachers fail to provide evidence for a correlation between attitude and use, which contest established assumptions in, for instance, the technology acceptance model (TAM). Still we can detect significant differences between teacher educators and other faculty members: Teacher educators are more positive to the potential for IT in general (p<0.1), and in particular more positive to (i) how IT develop their pedagogy, and (ii) that time spent on communicating with students through IT is time well spent. Furthermore, teacher educators use the LMS significantly more frequently, and with a wider scope of used functionality compared to other faculty.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chesapeake, VA, 2015. 900-906 p.
Learning Management System, LMS, WIL, Work-integrated learning
Information Systems, Social aspects Pedagogical Work
Research subject Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9015ISBN: 978-1-939797-13-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9015DiVA: diva2:900906
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Mar 02, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV, United States