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Research Article

Teachers’ Use of Technology: Examining the Domains of Laptop Competence

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.26-10-2021.171598,
        author={Priscilla Moses and Su Luan Wong},
        title={Teachers’ Use of Technology: Examining the Domains of  Laptop Competence},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning: Online First},
        volume={},
        number={},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={EL},
        year={2021},
        month={10},
        keywords={Instructional technologies, learning, teaching practices},
        doi={10.4108/eai.26-10-2021.171598}
    }
    
  • Priscilla Moses
    Su Luan Wong
    Year: 2021
    Teachers’ Use of Technology: Examining the Domains of Laptop Competence
    EL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.26-10-2021.171598
Priscilla Moses1,*, Su Luan Wong2
  • 1: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
  • 2: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
*Contact email: priscilla@utar.edu.my

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The current coronavirus pandemic has forced the transition from face-to-face teaching and learning to fully online in Malaysia.

OBJECTIVES: To examine the domains of laptop competence and its relationship with laptop use among teachers.

METHODS: A quantitative descriptive survey design using questionnaires involved 133 Mathematics and Science secondary school teachers.

RESULTS: Based on the results, the teachers are highly competent in word processor; basic laptop operation skills; telecommunication; spreadsheet; multimedia integration; and setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting of laptop but only moderately competent in media communication; and database. There was a significant positive relationship between teachers’ laptop competence and laptop use.

CONCLUSION: Act as a guide to plan effectual training according to the needs of the teachers based on each item of the domains outlined to promote more rigorous use of laptops among the teachers.