The purpose of this study was to explore the awareness of Technology strategic usefulness of computers as a searching tool. The argument of this study was that people using technology because of knowing its usefulness. If people recognized usefulness of technology, the strategic usefulness would be enhanced aware via the learning of technology strategic importance. A nonequivalent pretest-posttest control group design was applied on senior high school students in the study. The sampled subjects were one hundred and eleven students. Fifty-five of them were treated as the experimental group, and the other fifty-six were treated as the control-group. Members of experimental group were offered classes based on original uses of web-search and teaching of “Technology Strategic Usefulness, TSU” material. On the other hand, the member-students of control group were offered with ordinary uses of Web-search. An evaluation tool was designed for learning achievement of logic. For both technology usefulness and technology strategic usefulness, a scale of usefulness was also layout. After the experimental treatment, students took both Web-search Logic Achievement Test and Technology strategic usefulness of Web-search Scale. Statistical analysis was applied to reveal the experimental results. The findings of this research are :( 1) the relationship between usefulness and strategic importance was significant. (2) Strategic importance is an antecedent of technology strategic usefulness.
WSEAS Transactions on Communications / 5(9)，September 2006，ISSN 1109-2742 Proceedings of the 10th WSEAS International Conference on COMMUNICATIONS, Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece, July 10-12, 2006 (pp528-533)