TEACHER TRAINEES’ ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SELECTED WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS IN TEACHER TRAINING
The aim of this study is to investigate the attitudes of teacher trainees towards web-based applications which can be used in education. This paper presents the results of a survey conducted at the J. Selye University, based on the data of 397 questionnaires. Based on the frequency analysis of the answers, we can see that the trainees clearly appreciate the applicability of the presented web-applications, and they consider them interesting and effective in terms of learning. This fact is also supported by open questions about advantages and disadvantages, in the answers the methodological aspects of web applications are mostly highlighted. Based on pairwise comparisons of the factors we found that the applicability of web applications received a significantly higher evaluation than the others with the exception of efficiency. The students' opinion confirmed that the selected web applications are applicable in education, in general, but some of the students are not convinced that they will use them in their own pedagogical practice. The comparison of distributions of several related samples using a non-parametric Friedman-test, resulted in the rejection of the null hypothesis that the variables are from the same distribution. Based on pairwise comparisons using the Wilcoxon signed rank test, the applicability of web-applications received a significantly higher evaluation than the others, with the exception of efficiency.
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