UNIVERSITY FACULTY MEMBERSí CONTEXT BELIEFS ABOUT TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION IN TEACHING

ABSTRACT

This study examined the  context beliefs of  Sultan Qaboos University Faculty Members (SQUFMs). Beliefs about teaching with technology instrument developed by Lumpe and Chambre was used with modifications. It was found that SQUFMs held positive beliefs with varying degrees. Enabling factors have higher degrees than likelihood factors. In addition it showed a significant difference between SQUFMs beliefs about teaching with technology according to their experiences. SQUFMs at science camp held higher context beliefs than those who on the art camp and there was a significant difference in context beliefs of SQUFMs about teaching with technology according to their academic ranks. The researcher recommends that more studies be conducted in the area of environmental and personal factors affecting teaching with technology.

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