The Belief And Attitude Toward New Technology

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3. Individual difference among teachers 3.1 Belief and attitude toward new technology Previous research demonstrates that a teacher’s teaching philosophy, attitude toward new technology and teaching style will affect the effectiveness of technology integration in education (Demetriadis et al., 2003). Among potential influential factors, teachers’ attitude is one of the critical variables discriminating the successful technology integration and the unsuccessful one. With same teaching level, teachers holding a more positive attitude toward the role of new technology in education are expected to generate more successful and useful integration. This argument is in line with the study of Wood, Mueller, Willoughby, Specht and DeYoung (2005). The result of this study (Mueller et al., 2008) shows that both elementary and secondary teachers who scored high in considering new computer technology as useful and productive instructional tools is more likely to score high in the integrating. Similar to this study, another research shows that teachers’ attitude to technology, especially whether they can see the value of implement it into education is one of the chief predictors in technology using (Wozney, Venkatesh & Abrami, 2006). On top of teachers’ attitude, teachers’ pedagogical belief to technology is another predictor that people cannot ignore. Acknowledging the educational value of new technology using in education can be considered as the prerequisite of successful technology
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