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Computer attitudes of Singapore students: A developmental study
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Cheng, Y. (1999). Computer attitudes of Singapore students: A developmental study. In M. Waas (Ed.), Enhancing learning: Challenge of integrating thinking and information technology into the curriculum: Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the Educational Research Association ( pp. 267-275). Singapore: Educational Research Association.
Recently, the Ministry of Education of Singapore strongly encouraged teachers to use Instructional Technology (IT) in their teaching. However, the success of using IT in teaching practice is decided not only by the teachers' knowledge or skills of IT, but also by the students'
attitudes to the IT. The previous research findings have suggested that the computer attitudes, such as computer anxiety, influence the learning connected with computers. The present paper reports the computer attitudes of the Singapore students from a view of development. A survey relevant to computer attitudes was conducted to the students from primary schools, secondary schools, junior colleges and university in Singapore. The study results show the similarities and the differences of computer attitudes among different age groups. The study results also reveal the relationship between the computer attitudes and other factors, such as gender, computer knowledge, time of spending with computer. The study results will be useful for both IT police makers and the teachers who implement the police into their teaching practice.
This paper was published in the 1999 Proceedings of the ERA Annual Conference held at Plaza Parkroyal Hotel, Singapore from 23-25 November 1998
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