ERIC Number: ED362185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Procedures for Assessing Teachers' Computer Use Based on Instructional Transformation.
Marcinkiewicz, Henryk R.; Welliver, Paul W.
The Levels of Computer Use assessment (LCU) was developed to classify teachers' use of computers so that variations of use could be studied. The LCU was derived from the model of Instructional Transformation of L. P. Rieber and P. W. Welliver. The model describes the process of the adoption of innovation, focusing on the adoption of the computer in education. It describes a teacher's five stages in the process of adopting the technology, from familiarization through the evolution that involves continuing practicing and learning. The LCU was developed to assess computer use through the paired comparison technique. Pairs of comparisons were pilot tested with 50 elementary school teachers, and a revised version was field tested with 23 elementary school teachers and another sample of 170 elementary school teachers. The estimated reliability was high, and results indicate that the model of Instructional Transformation identifies at least two progressive levels, defined as integration and utilization. While the model is useful in understanding a teacher's theoretical progression in the adoption of computers, the assessment offers a means for applying the theoretical model. One table lists the instrument items and the levels they represent. (Contains 21 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Educational Theories, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Evaluation Methods, Models, Pilot Projects, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Technological Advancement, Test Reliability, Theory Practice Relationship, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Paired Comparisons
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (15th, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 13-17, 1993); see IR 016 300.