Authors : Surendran Sankaran and Norazlinda Saad
Abstract: The ministry of education has carried out various efforts and allocated much money to integrate course materials with teaching and learning. Yet, studies show that the usage of these materials among the teachers is relatively low. The aim of this study is to find out if Rogers acceptance perspectives have anything to do with the acceptance of course materials. This is a descriptive study by way of a survey research. The population of the study consists of Form 1 mathematic teachers of SMKs in Kedah. A sample of 218 teachers was randomly chosen from the population. The data for the study was collected using a questionnaire containing 50 items. The questionnaire has a high acceptance level (The value of Alpha = 0.96). The data was analysed using descriptive statistics and correlation testing. From the results of the study it was found that the course materials acceptance among the mathematic teachers was just at the average level (surface level). It was also found that Rogers perspective has great significance on the acceptance level of the materials among the Mathematics teachers. As such rogers perspectives should be given due recognition so as to elevate the acceptance of the subject materials. To do that activities should be planned to raise the psychological aspects of the teachers so that using these perspectives can be skillfully deployed in teaching and learning using ICT.
Surendran Sankaran and Norazlinda Saad, 2016. Rogers Acceptance Perspectives and Course Materials Innovation. The Social Sciences, 11: 7543-7546.