What stimulates teachers to integrate ICT in their pedagogical practices? The use of digital learning materials in education

Karel Kreijns*, Frederik Van Acker, Marjan Vermeulen, Hans Van Buuren

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    Abstract

    The question ‘What stimulates teachers to integrate Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in their pedagogical practices?’ was addressed in the context of teachers’ usage of digital learning mate- rials (DLMs). We adopted Fishbein’s Integrative Model of Behavior Prediction (IMBP), to investigate the various relationships between distal and proximal variables and intention. Mediation analysis revealed that the proximal variables attitude, subjective norm, and self-efficacy towards DLMs were significant predictors of teachers’ intention to use DLMs. The contribution of subjective norm, however, was modest. Attitude, subjective norm and self-efficacy mediated the effects of the following three distal variables on intention: previous use of DLMs, perceived knowledge and skills to use DLMs, and colleagues’ usage of DLMs. Persuasive communication and skills based training seem, therefore, appropriate interventions to promote a positive attitude towards DLMs and improve self-efficacy in using DLMs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)217-225
    JournalComputers in Human Behavior
    Volume29
    Issue number1
    Early online date11 Sep 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

    Keywords

    • Integrative model of behavior prediction
    • Theory of planned behavior
    • Digital learning materials
    • teachers

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