ERIC Number: ED384596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Development of an Individualized Computer Training Model for Classroom Teachers.
McNamara, Suzannah; Pedigo, Michelle L.
This study was designed to develop a practical, effective model of computer training for classroom teachers. The hypothesis was that a model of computer training which is highly individualized, provides hands-on learning, and occurs in stages would be successful in increasing the skill and comfort level of teachers. The study occurred in an elementary school (K-5) in a semi-rural area of central Virginia and included a sample of six teachers from a variety of grade levels who needed basic computer instruction. Two individualized training sessions and one follow-up session were offered for each teacher based on pre-assessed needs. The training occurred during regular school hours, an arrangement made possible by providing teachers with substitutes for their classrooms. Quantitative and qualitative data revealed an increase in teachers skill and comfort levels using the computer and a strong teacher preference for this type of individualized training. Appendixes contain the pre- and post-assessment instruments, training evaluation form, sample lesson plan, and class schedule. (Author/ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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