Technology Anxiety and Implicit Learning Ability Affect Technology Leadership to Promote the use of Information Technology at Elementary Schools

Hong Jon-Chao, Han Chan-Jer, Dai Chien-Yun, Hwang Ming-Yueh, Lin Pei-Hsin, Chih-Chin Lee
2012 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Oversold & underused" is a criticism by Cuban (2001) of the investment of information technology (IT) in the classroom. Recently, Taiwan's educational administration has provided considerable financial support to IT in elementary schools, but few reports have provided evidence of its successful use. The present study aims to identify the personal factors that affect principals' beliefs about the promotion of IT in their schools. 331 data were collected and analyzed with AMOS 19.0. The results
more » ... this study indicated that greater technology anxiety was negatively associated with perceived ease of using (PEU) IT, whereas implicit learning ability was positively correlated with perceived usefulness of IT. Technology leadership increased significantly with PEU and perceived usefulness (PU), it is also associated with the intention to overcome difficulties in promoting information technology in schools. The implications of this study may contribute to the reduction of principals' technology anxiety, increasing their implicit learning ability and therefore fostering the future implementation of IT in schools, changing the myth of technology as "oversold & underused".
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.11.065 fatcat:qoi6qglnvnbtdaovmachmkh3eq