Teachers’ Perceived Preferences of Instructional Methods in Technology Training Learning Environment
Abstract: This study focuses on teachers’ perceived preferences of instructional methods used by technology specialists and professional trainers during technology training session. Questionnaire was used to collect data. The results reveal that teachers prefer a variety of instructional methods as opposed to using one method for technology training. The results also indicate that when one method is used without including hands-on activities, teachers’ ratings are lower. However, when hands-on activities are combined with each method represented in the study, teachers’ preference ratings improved significantly. The findings showed that there are differences among male and female participants based on their choices of methods of instruction in technology-based learning environment. More male teachers preferred lecture method than female participants (t = 4.86, p = .000). The result also showed that more female respondents preferred discussion method than the males (t = 2.105, p. < .030).