Perceptions of Faculty and Students on the Use of Wireless Laptops
Chia-Ling Kuo, Ohio University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Wireless is a new technology in schools. Numerous articles state the advantages of wireless networking on campus, but few articles analyze wireless technology from the perceptions of teachers and students. In educational settings, teachers and students are the main potential adopters; it is essential to know the perceptions of teachers and students toward wireless laptops and whether or not their perceptions are the result of different experiences with computers and the Internet or of different genders. This study applies Rogers' diffusion of innovation as a theoretical framework to access the perceptions of faculty and students to wireless laptops in the educational settings. Additionally, the study explores the relationship among different experiences with computers and the Internet and how these attitudes vary between genders. This study uses an online questionnaire to collect data. Multiple regression analysis and one-way analysis of variance are used to analyze the data.
Kuo, C.L. (2004). Perceptions of Faculty and Students on the Use of Wireless Laptops. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1242-1246). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).