Students Teacher Attitudes towards Computer and Online Learning: Are they a Factor in Students’ Usage?

By Wan Zah Wan Ali, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Wong Su Luan, Hasnah King Yee Tang and Wan Marzuki Wan Jaafar.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Computers and online learning are rapidly becoming important components in fundamental curriculum of Malaysian educational systems. In Malaysia, the computer and online learning curriculum have been incorporated into all levels of the educational systems. However, the instructional effectiveness of computer and online learning are related to many factors including students’ attitudes towardsthese technologies. Hence, positive attitudes towardscomputers and online learning are important variables to be studied among pre-service teachers. The main purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes of pre-service teachers at Universiti Putra Malaysia toward computer and online learning and its relationships. In addition, the relationship between this attitudes and the usage of computer and online learning is also studied. The findings indicate that pre-service teachers have positive attitudes towards computers and online learning. The correlation between students’ attitude towards computers and online learning was significant.

Keywords: Online Learning, Attitudes toward Computer, Attitudes towards Online Learning.

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp.35-42. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 571.044KB).

Wan Zah Wan Ali

Lecturer and research associate, Faculty of Educational Studies and Institute for Mathematical Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Wan Zah curenntly is associate professor in educational technology at Faculty of Educational Studies and associte researcher at Institute for Mathematical Research.

Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub

Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Wong Su Luan

Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Hasnah King Yee Tang

Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Wan Marzuki Wan Jaafar

Lecturer, Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia


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