|Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 8, Issue 1, Article
13 (June, 2007)
Meral HAKVERDI, Berna GÜCÜM & Hünkar KORKMAZ
Factors Influencing Pre-service Science Teachers’ Perception of Computer Self-efficacy
The use of educational technology in teaching and learning has been a focus for many national organizations, major state curriculum development projects and educational policy reports. Various resources have been dedicated to the infusion of educational technology into science and other K through 12 curricula. Limited access to computers may no longer be a significant factor in teachers’ computer use (Mitchell, 2000). Although teachers recognize the importance of integrating technology into their curricula, various kinds of barriers block their implementation efforts (Ertmer, 1999). A review of the literature pinpoints significant factors influencing teachers’ use of computers, such as computer self-efficacy, computer experience, computer access, age and gender. This study investigates the computer self-efficacy of pre-service science teachers and factors influencing their perceptions of computer self-efficacy.
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