Teachers' attitudes toward web-based professional development, with relation to Internet self-efficacy and beliefs about web-based learning

Chia Pin Kao, Chin Chung Tsai

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Abstract

This study was conducted to explore the relationships between teachers' Internet self-efficacy, beliefs about web-based learning and attitudes toward web-based professional development. The sample of this study included 421 teachers, coming from 20 elementary schools in Taiwan. The three instruments used to assess teachers' Internet self-efficacy (ISS), beliefs about web-based learning (BWL), and attitudes toward web-based professional development (AWPD) revealed high reliability. In this study, the results supported that teachers' Internet self-efficacy and beliefs about web-based learning were important predictors of their attitudes toward web-based professional development. The belief for the positive consequences of web-based learning is very important for the favorable attitudes toward web-based professional development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-73
Number of pages8
JournalComputers and Education
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 1

Keywords

  • Adult learning
  • Improving classroom teaching
  • Lifelong learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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