Comparing student teachers' preferences and perceptions on e-learning

Mee Wah Eugenia NG

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Abstract

Electronic learning is a new trend in higher education institutes around the globe but there is a paucity of solid research concerning student teachers’ readiness for this direction. A questionnaire was developed by adapting Hiltz’s framework to determine student teachers’ perceptions on areas that contribute to the success of electronic learning. A total of 70 student teachers participated in the survey. 44 of them took at least one information technology module and the remainder took no information technology modules. The two groups of students gave high ratings on most items asked. However, their perceptions on group dynamics and mode of teaching were significantly different. The research findings and the implications for use in teaching education are discussed. Copyright © 2007 Information Resources Management Association.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging worldwide operations and communications with information technology
EditorsMehdi KHOSROW-POUR
Place of PublicationHershey
PublisherIGI Global
Pages463-466
ISBN (Electronic)1599049104, 9781466665378
ISBN (Print)1599049295, 9781599049298
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Citation

Ng, M. W. E. (2007). Comparing student teachers' preferences and perceptions on e-learning. In M Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Managing worldwide operations and communications with information technology (pp. 463-466). Hershey: IGI Global.

Keywords

  • Teacher Education