ERIC Number: ED384595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Teachers with Limited Computer Knowledge: Variables Affecting Use and Hints To Increase Use.
Larner, David K.; Timberlake, Laura M.
One of the most relevant issues in classrooms today is the incorporation of technology, specifically computers, into classroom instruction. A review of the literature reveals that six of the most important variables in determining the degree to which teachers integrate computers into their instruction and planning are knowledge, anxiety, personal attitudes, professional attitudes, school support, and school resources/set-up; with knowledge being the most critical. This study consisted of a survey, with questions pertaining to these variables, given to 74 elementary school teachers. Based on their answers to 8 knowledge-based questions, 48 teachers were coded as possessing limited computer knowledge. Of the five remaining variables, level of anxiety proved to have the strongest correlation with computer use for these limited knowledge teachers. The report includes specific suggestions for limited knowledge teachers to integrate computers into their instruction. The complete text of the survey is included. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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