Tran-Duong, Quoc Hoa (2021, April). Expectations of primary school teachers on e-courseware support teaching: An evidence from Vietnam. Education and Information Technologies. (ePub in advance of print) (doi: 10.1007/s10639-021-10543-x)

Abstract: In recent years, even though there was strong growth in the number of e-courseware for primary schools, teachers did not pay attention and use them as expected. Given the important role that teachers can play in choosing and using an e-courseware, there is a critical need to investigate what teachers expect from an e-courseware before developing it in order that this e-courseware will not be neglected by teachers. The aim of this study is to identify and distinguish different needs of primary school teachers with regard to e-courseware that are used to support the teaching process. To identify these needs, the study used Q-methodology, a qualitative method that applies quantitative techniques. This study found four distinct factors that deputized the teachers’ needs: Meet daily needs, Simple and convenient to use, Abundance and flexibility of data, High interoperability. The existence of four factors has implications for the development of different types of e-courseware for primary schools in Vietnam, as well as in countries with the same situation of developing and using e-courseware as Vietnam.

Trần Dương Quốc Hòa <joakimset@gmail.com> is in the Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, Dong Nai University, Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai, Vietnam.

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