Psychosocial Learning Environments Of Technology Rich Science Classrooms In India

Year: 2007

Author: Gupta, Adit, Koul, Rekha

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

A major impact of technology today, in the field of education is that at all levels, classrooms are becoming technology-rich learning environments involving modern information and communication technologies which are also entering the Indian educational system in general and the schools in Jammu region (J&K State, India) in particular. This study, which is the first of its kind in India reports the use of the modified form of Technology-Rich Outcomes-Focused Learning Environment Inventory (TROFLEI) for assessing the students perceptions of their learning environments in a technology rich science classroom. Analysis of data of 705 students from 15 classes provides evidence for the reliability and validity of the questionnaire in Indian settings to be used at the secondary level. The same data is also used for studying gender differences and the associations between students' perceptions of their technology-supported learning environments and their attitude towards science, academic efficacy and academic achievement.