A STUDY OF ADULT LEARNERS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

MENON ©online Journal Of Educational Research, 4th Issue, April 2017, University of Western Macedonia - Faculty of Education, Issue 4, Florina, Greece, p.15 (2017)

Keywords:

adults, Attitudes, ICT, training

Abstract:

The rapid development of modern technology and its penetration both into the daily life of an individual and in the collective “doings” of people, has transformed the nature of training of adult learners towards Information and Communications Technology (ICT). This study focuses upon whether factors such as age, gender, as well as previous experience have influenced this transformation. This research showed us that there are more positive and fewer negative feelings of training adult learners, towards ICT. As concerning the gender factor, it seems that women tend to be better recipients of knowledge compared to men, although they seem to have reservations as to whether the use of the computer yields positive consequences in the teaching and learning process. The age factor does not show a statistical significance. Frequency of use, as a factor of experience, relates to all factors which shape peoples’ attitudes towards computers.

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