ERIC Number: ED475934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Environmental and Personal Factors Effecting K-12 Teacher Utilization of Technology.
Hanks, Rebekah Fulton
The purpose of this study was to: (1) determine to what extent instructional technology was being utilized; (2) determine what was the descriptive profile of teacher use; and (3) to examine the environmental and personal factors that effected the decision to use instructional technology. The survey data was analyzed by cross tabulations and regression analysis to look for correlation or predictive factors between variables. Results indicate that environmental factors such as access, the number of Internet connected computers, and the level of support and pressure are related to the focus and number of minutes of instructional technology use. Personal factors such as skill self-rating, and teacher beliefs were related to the focus, frequency, and number of minutes of instructional technology use. Teacher demographic characteristics of subject area taught, and years of computer experience were also indicated to be related to the number of minutes of instructional technology use. (Contains 24 references and 2 tables.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Data Analysis, Educational Environment, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
For full text: http://confreg.uoregon.edu/necc2002/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: NECC 2002: National Educational Computing Conference Proceedings (23rd, San Antonio, Texas, June 17-19, 2002); see IR 021 916.