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Task Context and Computer Self Efficacy in the Era of Web 2.0 Tools
Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (2009)
  • R. Burkhard, San Jose State University
  • Maria Malu H. Roldan, San Jose State University
Abstract

Many past studies of computer self efficacy (CSE) have emphasized the impact of psychogenic factors on the users’ CSE, but few have examined the effects of task complexity and novel technologies. This study looks at the impact on CSE of the complexity of emerging Web 2.0 technologies and the task context in which they are applied. Students in a capstone course applied simple and complex Web 2.0 interaction tools for course assignments and were evaluated on the strength of their CSE for use of the technologies in a complex task context. Findings show significant differences in CSE between users of simple and complex Web 2.0 technologies in general and for the complex task context, suggesting that in complex task conditions, CSE is highly influenced by the complexity of new technologies. Implications for the design of technology-based learning experiences for complex tasks are discussed.

Publication Date
March, 2009
Citation Information
R. Burkhard and Maria Malu H. Roldan. "Task Context and Computer Self Efficacy in the Era of Web 2.0 Tools" Journal of Online Learning and Teaching Vol. 5 Iss. 1 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/malu_roldan/4/