Students Attitudes’ Towards ICT: The Case of Greek Students
The aim of the present project is to trace and investigate the beliefs, perceptions, attitudes and positions of 125 students of the Pre-school Education department of Western Macedonia University in Greece regarding ICT. More specifically, the research examined student attitudes with regard to the enjoyment of using new technologies and their beliefs on the value of the subject in their later personal and professional lives. The data was analysed through implicative statistical analysis and CHIC software, which provided the following analyses: a) the similarity dendrogram, b) the hierarchical dendrogram and c) the implication chart. The results reveal that students who are negatively disposed towards ICT are distinguished by very positive feelings. The findings in our study suggest that computer anxiety has to be eliminated and efforts treat computers phobia should focus on building confidence and expanding students’ knowledge of new technologies and their utility. This could de easily done by providing meaningful and relevant assignments for students.
Keywords: Attitudes, Students, ICT
Dr. Sofia D. Anastasiadou
Lecturer, Department of Preeschool Education, University of West Macedonia
She is currently a Lecturer of Applied Statistics and Educational Research in the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Western Macedonia in Greece. Apart form Statistics and Mathematics Education in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education her research interests are also focused in the Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Science. Sofia Anastasiadou has published several papers in Greek, European and International Scientific Journals.