WIT Press


Predicting And Understanding Student Attitudes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CI040011

Volume

31

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

299 kb

Author(s)

K. Morgan

Abstract

This paper will review personality theory with respect to technology use with a special emphasis on education and educational technology. The paper summarises some of the major personality and learning theories and details much of the research which has been conducted in this area. Major emphasis is placed on work which has adopted the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and the latter part of the paper concentrates on describing research which has used the MBTI in computer based education. The paper concludes with a summary and suggestions for future work using personality theory in educational technology. Keywords: personality, student attitudes, e-learning 1 Introduction The idea of looking at personality as a factor in human computer interaction is not new. Van Muylwijk et al. [48] was among the first to recognise that personality traits would have a major impact on both behavior and attitudes when using technology. This idea

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