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ERIC Number: ED484989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 11
Engendering Technology Use in the Classroom
Rosenfeld, Barbara; Martinez-Pons, Manuel
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Chicago, IL, Oct 19-23, 2004
The purpose of this study was twofold: a) to test the hypothesis that participation in a course providing theory and practice in the classroom use of technology engenders such use and results in gained competence in the use of this technology; and b) to test the hypothesis that functional relations exist among the availability of technology in the classroom, the use of such classroom technology, and competence in its use. Fifty-five graduate students participated in a course in the use of technology in the classroom. Statistically significant differences emerged between pre-tests and post-tests on a) use of e-mail, b) Web site use, c) automated library resources, d) computer software, e) Internet virtual field trips, f) video cameras, g) PowerPoint, and h) Blackboard ? pointing to the effectiveness of the course for the purpose. Further, as hypothesized, competence in the use of technology in the classroom proved to be a direct function of the degree of use of this technology.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Access to Computers, Computer Literacy, Student Attitudes, Higher Education, Computer Attitudes
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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