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Journal:   JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES   JANUARY 2008 , Volume 13 , Number 2 (SUPPLEMENT); Page(s) 301 To 311.
 
Paper:  EDUCATION COMPLEX OF ESFIHAN JIHAD-AGRICULTURE FACULTY MEMBERS' ATTITUDE TOWARD NEW INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
 
Author(s):  FELI S., PEZESHKI RAD GH.R., KARIMI A.R.
 
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Abstract: 

The purpose of this study was to investigation faculty members' attitude toward new instructional technologies in agricultural education. The methodological approach in this study was descriptive-correlation. The target population in the study was faculty members of education complex of Esfihan Jihad-Agriculture, Iran. Questionnaire is tool for gather of information. Validity of the instrument was established using a panel of experts consisting of senior faculty members in agriculture extension and education. A reliability analysis was conducted, Cronbach alpha value being reported to be 0.78. Finally 54 questionnaires were filled out and analyze. Findings in the study indicated that a majority of faculty members' attitude toward new instructional technologies is considered to be at a "negative relative" level. Cost of instructional technology software and access to information resources are the main problem and benefit mentioned to be faced by the faculty members respectively. Results obtained from pearson' correlation indicate that there are significant relation between use to instructional technologies, acquaintance to instructional technology in formal education and technical knowledge with faculty members' attitude toward contemporary instructional technologies. The results of the multivariate regression revealed that 32 percent if variability in faculty members' attitude toward new instructional technologies stems from technical knowledge.

 
Keyword(s): NEW INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, FACULTY MEMBERS
 
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