THE IMPACT OF PALESTINIAN TEACHER´S ACCEPTANCE OF USING TECHNOLOGY ON THEIR TEACHING PRACTICES IN LIGHT OF THE CORONA PANDEMIC
This paper studied the impact of Palestinian teacher´s acceptance of using technology on their teaching practices in light of the corona pandemic, twelves teachers are from different education directories in West- Bank. Qualitative methodology was employed in-depth semi- structured interviews to explain how their acceptance of using technology according to a model of technology acceptance (TAM); impact their teaching practices in light of the corona pandemic. Findings shows that Teacher´s perception that employing technology is useful in education. These perceptions of usefulness of using technology have been reflected in their practices in all aspect of the educational process: content, communication with students, teaching strategies, assessment methods, and the variety of applications they used. Also employing technology in education is easy, if the teacher possesses the technological skills. They worked to develop themselves in the field of technology and computer applications through self-learning and enrollment in the online workshops and courses, then applying what they had learned during in their practice, continuing to develop themselves, and employing technology after the pandemic. Finally, teacher´s acceptance of employing technology in education has been affected by physical and human factors. It is recommended that establishing an integrated plan by the Ministry of Education to include human and physical resources in order to achieve readiness for education in emergencies.
Keywords: Corona Pandemic, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Perceived of Usefulness (PU), Perceived Ese of Use (PEOU).