ERIC Number: ED439680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Opinions of Teachers Regarding the Effects of Educational Technology in the Elementary Classroom.
Miller, Beverly Sue Warren
This study examines the opinions of elementary school teachers currently employed by the Greeneville City School System regarding the utilization and effects of educational technology in the elementary classroom. The System has committed to building and maintaining a state-of-the-art computer network for students served by the district. A large financial commitment was also made with the purchase of an individualized curriculum delivery system called CCC (Computer Curriculum Corporation) SuccessMaker. This study attempts to determine if the educational technology program was making a positive impact on student achievement, and if there were other benefits being realized, such as increased student self-esteem and improved behavior among students utilizing the computer network. Sixty-four surveys completed by elementary teachers in the System were used in the data analysis. A large majority of teachers had very positive attitudes regarding the educational technology program in the System. Most teachers reported improved test scores, better behavior among students actively engaged with technology, and increased self-esteem and self-confidence among many students involved with the educational technology program. One area of concern that was identified was the need for additional teacher training in the area of managing technology in a classroom with 5 computers and 20 or more students. Survey cover letter and survey are appended. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Bachelor's research paper, Tusculum College.