What Influences Students’ Attitudes Towards Learning with Digital Technologies? An Analysis of the PISA 2012 Student Survey in Switzerland

  • Dominik Petko
  • Andrea Cantieni
  • Doreen Prasse
Keywords: PISA, Large Scale Assessment, Computer Use, Educational Technology, Attitudes, Beliefs

Abstract

Students should not only get to know digital technologies in school as a learning tool, but should ideally also develop positive attitudes towards learning with these technologies. The extent to which schools actually make a contribution to this endeavor is examined on the basis of the Swiss sample of the PISA 2012 student survey. Multi-level analyses show that the use of digital technologies at home for school purposes has a substantial connection with the attitudes of pupils, while the use of digital technologies at school has only a small effect. This effect can possibly be explained by the comparatively rare use of digital technologies in Swiss schools. Considering equal opportunities, it is argued that schools need to become more active in this regard.

Published
24-10-2018
How to Cite
Petko, D., Cantieni, A., & Prasse, D. (2018). What Influences Students’ Attitudes Towards Learning with Digital Technologies? An Analysis of the PISA 2012 Student Survey in Switzerland. Swiss Journal of Educational Research, 40(2), 373-390. https://doi.org/10.24452/sjer.40.2.5066