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Academia Journal of Educational Research 9(11): 181-188, November 2021
DOI: 10.15413/ajer.2021.0108
ISSN 2315-7704
2021 Academia Publishing

Abstract

 

The influence that self-efficacy has on lecturer’s technology adoption
 

Accepted 1st March, 2021

 
Na-Ajele Gadija Buffonge

 

Educational technology is a learning tool that helps lecturers enhance learning through instructional practices however, it is unclear why lecturers have difficulties adopting technology. The purpose of this study was to examine how lecturers’ self-efficacy at one college in Antigua and Barbuda influenced their technology adoption in terms of their instructional practices, including perceived barriers and supports for technology use. The conceptual frameworks for this study were Bandura’s self-efficacy theory. The study included nine lecturers from a Caribbean college in Antigua and Barbuda. Data were collected through interviews and analyzed using open coding and thematic analysis. Findings from the study were that college lecturers’ beliefs regarding technology were positive and technology held value in terms of the learning process. However, the results established that not all lecturers were comfortable adopting technology within their instructional practice and faced barriers when attempting to adopt technology. Lecturers indicated the need for professional training, institutional support and observational learning of others which would assist with lecturers’ pedagogy, content knowledge and technology adoption. The results of the study may lead to social change by revealing potential barriers that lecturers face during technology use. The study can also provide both lecturers and stakeholders with data that is Caribbean-specific and can provide the most effective plan to support lecturers’ adoption of technology.

Key words: Self efficacy, lecturers self confidence, technology adoption.
 

This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. 

Cite this article as:

Buffonge NAG (2021). The influence that self-efficacy has on lecturer’s technology adoption. Acad. J. Educ. Res. (11): 181-188.

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