Considering Student Attitude About Information
D Lamont Johnson, Leiping Liu, University of Nevada, Reno
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-28-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Student’s attitudes toward information technology have been shown to be a major factor affecting their success in learning and using such technologies (Francis & Evans, 1995; Freedman & Liu, 1996; & Liu, 1997a). The most common studies relating to student attitude and technology appear to focus on examining possible differences in attitude across gender and age groups (Lockheed, Nielson, & Stone, 1985; Elkjaer, 1992; & Klein, Knupfer, & Crooks, 1993). Research further suggests that a better understanding of the differences in attitude toward information technology among students of different majors would be helpful for educators in planning information technology courses or designing training programs ( Liu & Fernandez, 1997). The purpose of this study is to examine such major-related attitudinal differences among teacher education students. Specifically, we have examined attitudes toward information technology between preservice teacher education students who are seeking elementary certification (elementary-major) and those who are seeking secondary certification (secondary-major).
Johnson, D.L. & Liu, L. (1998). Considering Student Attitude About Information. In S. McNeil, J. Price, S. Boger-Mehall, B. Robin & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1998--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 901-904). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).