This study was conducted to explore the relationships between pre-school educators’ conceptions of and approaches to learning by web-searching through Internet Self-efficacy.
Material and methods:
Based on data from 242 pre-school educators who had prior experience of participating in web-searching in Taiwan for path analyses, it wasfound in this study that conceptions of learning by web-searching play a major role in approaches to learning without Internet Self-efficacy (ISE).
The results indicated that preschool educators’ Internet self-efficacy was the significant moderator of their conceptions of and approaches to learning by web searching.
this result suggests that improving preschool educators’ ability to use the Internet as well as their use of relevant web-based tools may increase their approaches to learning by web-searching, which may in turn strengthen their learning performances in Internet-based environments.