Surveying online technology: A matter of design

Robertson, I 2006, 'Surveying online technology: A matter of design', The Knowledge Tree, vol. May 2006, no. 9, pp. 38-55.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Surveying online technology: A matter of design
Author(s) Robertson, I
Year 2006
Journal name The Knowledge Tree
Volume number May 2006
Issue number 9
Start page 38
End page 55
Total pages 17
Publisher Australian Flexible Learning Framework
Abstract This article argues that previous attempts to survey the use of technology in vocational education and training in Australia have been based on broad descriptors such as online learning and e-learning. These lack definitional clarity rendering the results open to wide interpretation. The article reports on the development, administration and analysis of a survey to determine the frequency of use of 21 functionalities by 116 vocational education and training teachers. As might be expected, some functionalities are used more frequently than others. The article explores the patterns of use frequency and proposes that the criteria of newness, complexity, compatibility and locus of control are influential in determining how frequently the respondents use e-learning functionalities.
Subject Educational Technology and Computing
Copyright notice © 2006 Robertson I.
ISSN 1448-2673
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