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Teachers Perceptions and Needs towards the Use ofE-Learning in Teaching of Physics at Secondary Level

1STED, AIOU, Islasmabad, Pakistan


American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, Vol. 3 No. 8, 1045-1051
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-8-16
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Muhammad Tanveer Afzal, Asma Safdar, Munnaza Ambreen. Teachers Perceptions and Needs towards the Use ofE-Learning in Teaching of Physics at Secondary Level. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(8):1045-1051. doi: 10.12691/education-3-8-16.

Correspondence to: Muhammad  Tanveer Afzal, STED, AIOU, Islasmabad, Pakistan. Email: mtapk@hotmail.com

Abstract

The modern technologies particularly the internet and social media, made education no longer limited in the boundaries classroom. Measuring attitudes, perceptions and efforts to improve attitudes towards technology got pivotal importance to effect any change through technology. The study focused towards the perception and needs of the teachers of physics for the use of technology for teaching learning process. Pedagogical aspects, performance expectancy, facilitation conditions, behavioural intentions and social influence were the key dimensions on the basis of which the initial pool of items were written, validated and pilot tested for the questionnaire of teachers. The participant teachers’ responses were analysed and interpreted according to the gender and duration of their weekly internet usage. The empirical results indicated that teachers showed great readiness and positive intention towards the use of technology. Statistical analysis of the results of the study indicates that students believe that technology is more effective than the traditional mode of physics teaching. They also indicate that students were more receptive to the learning material in the form of an e-learning than a traditional lecture or textbook. The study suggests that the use of internet as a tool has clear benefits as perceived by secondary school students in terms of the time they take to revise and how much they feel they can learn. The findings of this study provides on-line professional guidelines for e-learning system to be designed effectively to improve students and teachers interest and motivation in the learning environment.

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