The pervasiveness of computer technology and continuing developments in software, multimedia, and Internet resources have led to the implementation of new teaching and learning methods. Educators committed to the integration of technology into the learning process believe it will expand learning and better prepare students to participate effectively in today’s workplace. Employers demand workers who can not only use technology to complete a variety of work tasks and processes but who can leverage technology to advance the firm’s strategic operations.
While many students perceive themselves to be computer competent, research indicates that their preparation is not always complete or adequate. Computer self-efficacy (CSE) refers to individuals’ judgment of their capabilities to use computers in diverse situations (Marakas, Mun, & Johnson, 1998). CSE has been shown to influence an individual’s choice to engage in a technology task and the effort expended to accomplish it (Bouffard-Bourchard, 1990). Researchers have postulated that positive attitudes toward computers, high computer self-efficacy, and low computer anxiety levels can be important factors in helping students learn computer skills and use computers.
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