Investigating Underlying Components of the ICT Indicators Measurement Scale: The Extended Version
Journal of Educational Computing Research Volume 40, Number 4, ISSN 0735-6331
This study aimed to investigate the underlying components constituting the extended version of the ICT Indicators Measurement Scale (ICTIMS), which was developed in 2007, and extended in the current study through the addition of 34 items. New items addressing successful ICT integration at education faculties were identified through the examination of the recent literature and expert panels. The tool was administered to 2,515 senior students in six education faculties in Turkey, which were randomly selected from hierarchically ordered clusters. The exploratory factor analysis eliminated 14 of 75 questions in the scale and identified 11 factors accounting for 64.02% of the total variance. The internal consistency coefficient was also high ([alpha] = 0.956). Factors extracted were e-learning, infrastructure, teaching-learning methods, policy, special education, health, learning communities, ease of use, e-interaction, technical assistance, and access. Interrelationships among factors were provided along with implications and suggestions for further research. (Contains 6 figures.)
Akbulut, Y. (2009). Investigating Underlying Components of the ICT Indicators Measurement Scale: The Extended Version. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 40(4), 405-427.