Teaching Styles and Attitudes toward Blog Use among Malaysian School Teachers

By Norshidah Mohamed, Normie Azura Abdul Jamil and Nor Shahriza Abdul Karim.

Published by The Technology Collection

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This research examines the link between educators’ teaching styles and their attitudes toward blog use. The research applies the Diffusion of Innovation and Technology Acceptance Model theories as basis. Teaching styles consist of Expert, Facilitator, Personal Model, Formal Authority and Delegator adapted from the Grasha-Riechman Teaching Styles Inventory (GRTSI). The research used a cross-sectional survey research method and found only two teaching styles that link to attitudes toward blog use. The results and implications for researchers, educators and educational policy makers are discussed accordingly.

Keywords: Blog, Web 2.0, Technology, e-learning, Attitudes, Teaching Styles

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.058MB).

Dr. Norshidah Mohamed

Associate Professor, International Business School, International Business School Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, WP, Malaysia

Dr. Norshidah Mohamed is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at the International Business School Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Prior to joining the academia, she spent more than 10 years in the financial and information technology industries. She has worked in various consulting engagements in private and public organizations. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Management Information Systems from the International Islamic University Malaysia, Master of Business Administration from Ohio University (USA), Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Utah (USA) and Graduate Certificate in Management Consultancy from the Institute of Management Consultants Singapore. Her research interests include performance issues and adoption of information systems in organizations.

Normie Azura Abdul Jamil

St John’s Institution, Kuala Lumpur, WP, Malaysia

Normie Azura Abdul Jamil holds a Master of Information Technology degree from the International Islamic University, Malaysia. She teaches information and communication technology courses at St John’s Institution Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dr. Nor Shahriza Abdul Karim

Professor, International Business School, International Business School Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, WP, Malaysia

Professor Dr. Nor Shahriza Abdul Karim obtained her Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from Syracuse University School of Information Studies, N.Y, and is currently a Professor at the International Business School (IBS) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Her areas of research and teaching interest have expanded into the field of Information System, Information Technology Management, and Knowledge Management. Throughout her career, she has conducted many academic and applied research for both private and government sectors and published in many international indexed journals such as Computers and Education, Journal of Information Management and Computer Security, International Journal of Information Management, Campus-Wide Information System, etc. Her current research topics are on Knowledge Management Readiness, Electronic Health Record implementation impact on performance, and information technology adoption and appropriation.


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