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ERIC Number: ED545825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 130
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2674-7365-3
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Impact of Professional Development on Level of Technology Integration in the Elementary Classroom
Miktuk, Darlynda
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of the quantitative study was to evaluate the impact of professional development on the level of technology integration within the elementary classroom using an online survey known as the LoTi (levels of teaching innovation) survey. Information about the history of computers, technology integration, andragogy, and effective professional development was used to construct the theoretical framework for the study. The study included three research questions: How the amount of professional development impacted the level of technology integration in the elementary classroom? What type of professional development produced the highest level of technology integration in the elementary classroom? What other types of barriers prevented elementary teachers from integrating technology in their classrooms? The study population was 476 teachers (grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade) from an urban school district in western New York, and the sample was 187 elementary teachers (grades pre-kindergarten through 4th grade). Convenience sampling was used to select study participants from the study sample. The study showed the amount of professional development impacted the level of technology integration in the classroom, type of professional development impacted the level of technology integration, and other barriers besides professional development existed as barriers to technology integration in the elementary classroom. The school district for the study could use study data and make needed changes to their professional development practices and increase the levels of technology integration in their elementary classrooms. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York