DEVELOPMENT OF THE RESEARCH TOOL TO IDENTIFY FACTORS AFFECTING THE USE OF CHEMISTRY EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE

TitleDEVELOPMENT OF THE RESEARCH TOOL TO IDENTIFY FACTORS AFFECTING THE USE OF CHEMISTRY EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsChroustová, K, Bílek, M, Šorgo, A
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume68
Start Page6–21
PaginationDiscontinuous
Date PublishedDecember/2015
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 1191862
Keywordschemistry education, educational software, teachers´ attitudes, The Unified Theory of Use and Acceptance of Technology (UTAUT)
Abstract

Currently, the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) has been strongly recommended to science teachers. For identification the factors of successful ICT implementation the Unified Theory of Use and Acceptance of Technology (UTAUT) is applied, which works as the theoretical background of planned monitoring of Czech chemistry teachers´ attitudes to this problem. This theoretical review introduces the process of creating the modified UTAUT model serving as the basis for a research tool to be exploited for the future survey. Within this process three sources were exploited: (1) theories dealing with factors which influence user behaviour in relation to the use of modern technologies, (2) the analysis of research results focused on the acceptance and use of ICT in chemistry instruction and (3) results of researches conducted by the authors in the field of the effectiveness of the educational software used in chemistry teaching and learning. The conducted analysis of these three sources resulted in defining the presented survey and designing the appropriate theoretical model and research tool.

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