Instructor and Student Attitudes, Perceptions, and Motivation Regarding the Use of Hypermedia Instructional Technology in the Cosmetology Program

By:
Dr. Wan-Hsing Wang,
Dr Mark W. Neill
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Abstract The purpose of this study was to identify student attitudes, perceptions, and motivation regarding the use of hypermedia instructional approaches in vocational education programs. Technology is rapidly influencing instructional strategies in vocational education. Understanding instructor and student attitudes, perceptions and motivations toward the use of hypermedia instruction is essential to developing and implementing appropriate approaches. A mixed methods design was conducted in this study. Instructor and students responded to 10 attitude statements, three open-ended questions, and eight interview questions. The qualitative portion of the study was designed to provide greater understanding of instructor and students attitudes, perceptions, and motivation regarding the use of hypermedia instructional approaches in a cosmetology program. Results indicate that students were highly engaged with the use of hypermedia instructional approaches, appreciated the flexibility of this instructional design, and viewed this strategy as beneficial to learning and course completion. The instructor had great interest in using instructional technology in traditional classrooms, but expressed different concerns from students about the use of appropriate instructional media and adapting course content to integrate with the use of hypermedia teaching. The instructor indicted a willingness to integrate the use of instructional technologies into their classroom in the future.


Keywords: Hypermedia Instruction,, Cosmetology Programs,, WebCT,, CD-Rom,, Instructional Strategies,, Vocational Education
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Instructor and Student Attitudes, Perceptions, and Motivation Regarding the Use of Hypermedia Instructional Technology in the Cosmetology Program


Dr. Wan-Hsing Wang

Instructor in Cosmetology/Doctoral Student, Tainan Woman's College of Arts and Technology, Tainan Department of Educational Leadership-Instructional Technology , Idaho State University
USA


Dr Mark W. Neill

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership College of Education , Idaho State University
USA


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