Students’ Attitudes toward ICT and VLE in Basic Education
Keijo Sipilä, Department of education/ Municipality of Lieto, Finland
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The use of ICT has been increasing in Finnish primary and secondary schools over the last decade, but the possibilities of new technology are still not being used in favor of pedagogical changes. One of the key factors in implementing new technology in schools is how motivated students are in using it: do they see the benefits of new tools in promoting their learning? The aim of this study was to investigate how students in Finnish basic education see the use of ICT and the virtual learning environment (VLE) in terms of their learning and motivation. The data was collected by an online questionnaire, to which 758 students responded. The analysis of the data revealed that successful and more motivated students were more positive in their attitudes toward ICT and the use of VLE. Older students’ attitudes toward ICT and VLE were less positive, as was their motivation to study.
Sipilä, K. (2009). Students’ Attitudes toward ICT and VLE in Basic Education. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2304-2311). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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