INTERNET RELATED VARIABLES AND PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS IT ETHICS: A NIGERIAN CASE
Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife,Osun State (NIGERIA)
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Appears in: EDULEARN09 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Conference name: 1st International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2009
Location: Barcelona ,Spain
Abstract:The study examined the effect of internet-related factors such as internet access, inter-use hours and experience that may impact on IT ethics beliefs of pre-service teachers. One hundred and twenty three student-teachers selected from 300 to 400 levels in education faculty of the university participated in the study by responding to a questionnaire and a computer ethics scale. The resulting data were analyzed using One-way Analysis of Variance. Findings revealed no significant difference between each of the internet-related factors of internet access, use-hours and experience on the IT ethical beliefs of Pre-service teachers. Finding also showed no significant difference between the identified internet-related factors and each of IT ethical dimensions of Fraud, Plagiarism, Piracy, Information security, Virus and Illegal access.
Keywords: internet, ethics, ethical dimensions.