Students' Usage and Perceptions of the ELITE Programme

Lee, Kar-Tin (2002) Students' Usage and Perceptions of the ELITE Programme. International Journal of Educational Technology (IJET), 3(1).


This purpose of this article is to share the findings of a research project on the Institute's ELITE programme which had been designed to provide students with foundation IT skills when preparing to meet the requirements of the IT competency levels mandated by the Government. The author presents data from a 12 month study conducted at the Hong Kong Institute of Education which investigated preservice teachers' perceptions of the self-paced computer-based ELITE programme

Important findings include the reasons why students choose the level and types of use of the ELITE programme, the frequency and duration of use, the reasons for the number of self-evaluation tests attempted and the timing of these tests. Findings reveal that students were not ready for self-directed learning and could not effectively transfer the IT skills into other areas to further integrate IT across the curriculum although most of them had entered the Institute with some degree of IT competency.

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ID Code: 3911
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
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Keywords: perceptions of IT competence, IT competency, types of computer use, frequency of computer use
ISSN: 1327-7308
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 IJET
Deposited On: 19 Apr 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:31

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