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Exploring of Blog Users’ On-line Experience and Attitudes toward Computers PROCEEDINGS

, Dept. of Adult and Continuing Education, National Chi-Nan University, Taiwan ; , National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study explored college students' computer attitudes on the use of blogs. The population targeted for investigation consisted of 134 college students at a technical university in Taiwan. Results revealed that most students owned a personal blog and used blog mainly as a place to produce daily reflection. Significant variance among the length of time of using blog was observed, demonstrating that students who spent more time in blogging were more likely to have positive perception on computer usefulness. More importantly, the participants appeared to have developed optimistic attitude toward computer usefulness based upon the amount of valuable information acquired from others' blogs. The implications of this study are discussed in terms of relations between students' conceptions of using blogs and the potential and application of using blogs as a teaching and learning tool.

Citation

Lai, H.J. & Wang, C.Y. (2008). Exploring of Blog Users’ On-line Experience and Attitudes toward Computers. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 2689-2699). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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