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ERIC Number: ED432289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 7
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Integrating Computer Technology in Classrooms: Teacher Concerns When Implementing an Integrated Learning System.
Mills, Steven C.
Schools cannot expect to obtain gains in learner achievement from computer technology if it is not properly implemented. The concerns of teachers in integrating computer technology in the classroom may impact how computer technology is ultimately implemented. This study examined the concerns of elementary school teachers implementing computer-delivered instruction. Data were collected by administering the Stages of Concern Questionnaire (SoCQ) to teachers at four elementary schools in an urban school district. Responses were analyzed for each of the seven stages of concern (i.e., how users perceive an innovation from the time they first become aware of it until they gain mastery of the innovation). The findings of the study support the position that teachers' concerns and perceptions of an integrated learning system (ILS) influence the way in which they implement an ILS. For schools to experience significant change or reform due to the integration of computer technology, the instructional concerns and practices of teachers must be carefully considered. Furthermore, the integration of computer technology must be approved, accepted, and implemented by teachers for computer technology to ultimately impact student learning while reducing instructional costs. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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