A Scale for Assessing Student Attitudes Toward Computers: Preliminary Findings
computer, computer age, student, technology
The computer age is arriving at schools across the nation. The number of personal computers for instructional use in public elementary and secondary schools has been increasing rapidly and is expected to continue increasing. With the arrival of this new technology, edu- cators are facing new challenges about how to use, and teach students to use, computers effectively. Ernest. L. Boyer, President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, believes that three priori- ties and challenges for schools who purchase computers are (a) to help students learn about computers, (b) to help students learn with computers, and (c) to help students learn from computers.
Original Publication Citation
Richards, P.S., Johnson, D.W., & Johnson, R.T. (1986). A scale for assessing student attitudes towards computers: Preliminary findings. Computers in the Schools, 3, 31-38.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Richards, P. Scott; Johnson, David W.; and Johnson, Roger T., "A Scale for Assessing Student Attitudes Toward Computers: Preliminary Findings" (1986). Faculty Publications. 3871.
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