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ERIC Number: ED555966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 114
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3035-2048-8
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Teacher Training and Teacher Use of Laptops in a 1:1 Laptop Program: A Correlational Study
Staub, Justin H.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationship, if any, between teacher training and teacher use of a laptop in a one-to-one laptop program. Teachers recorded their training weekly throughout the twelve-week study. Teacher use of laptops was measured through self-reporting in a pretest and posttest design, focusing on four characteristics, based on the school district's technology goals: use of Moodle/Schoology, use of web 2.0 technologies, use of Apple's iLife suite, and the teacher's differentiation of instruction using the laptop. Teachers self-assessed their Level of Use in these four areas with a survey instrument derived from the Concerns-Based Adoption Model's Level of Use dimension. Teachers recorded the quantity and type of professional development training using a weekly time recording matrix. Using Spearman's Rho to conduct correlational analysis, statistical analysis suggest no significant correlation between teacher training and teacher use of laptops in a 1:1 laptop initiative. With the results of this study, suggestions for professional development, especially in educational technology, are made. The results of this study indicate a need for further research in more robust professional development plans when implementing new educational technologies. [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
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Language: English
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