Digital Learning Resources and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education

Camilleri, M.A. & Camilleri A. (2016) Digital Learning Resources and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education. Technology, Knowledge and Learning. 22(1), 65-82. Springer DOI: 10.1007/s10758-016-9287-7

29 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2016 Last revised: 17 Mar 2017

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Mark Anthony Camilleri

University of Malta; University of Edinburgh

Adriana Camilleri

University of Bath - Department of Psychology

Date Written: June 8, 2016

Abstract

This research explores the educators’ attitudes and perceptions about their utilisation of digital learning technologies. The methodology integrates measures from ‘the pace of technological innovativeness’ and the ‘technology acceptance model’ to understand the rationale for further ICT investment in compulsory education. A quantitative study was carried out amongst 241 educators in Malta. It has investigated the costs and benefits of using digital learning resources in schools from the educators’ perspective. A principal component analysis has indicated that the educators were committed to using digital technologies. In addition, a stepwise regression analysis has shown that the younger teachers were increasingly engaging in digital learning resources. Following this study’s empirical findings educational stakeholders are better informed about how innovative technologies can support our students. In conclusion, this contribution puts forward key implications and recommendations for regulatory authorities and policy makers for better curricula and educational outcomes.

Keywords: Education, Technology in Education, Blended Learning, Digital Learning Resources, Information, Communications Technology in Education, Technology Acceptance Model, Principal Component Analysis, Stepwise Regression Analysis

JEL Classification: O3, O30, O31, O32

Suggested Citation

Camilleri, Mark and Camilleri, Adriana, Digital Learning Resources and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (June 8, 2016). Camilleri, M.A. & Camilleri A. (2016) Digital Learning Resources and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education. Technology, Knowledge and Learning. 22(1), 65-82. Springer DOI: 10.1007/s10758-016-9287-7. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2877284

Mark Camilleri (Contact Author)

University of Malta ( email )

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Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences
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Malta
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University of Edinburgh

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The Business School
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JS
United Kingdom

Adriana Camilleri

University of Bath - Department of Psychology ( email )

United Kingdom

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