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ERIC Number: EJ1023029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0569
The Digital Divide in Classrooms: Teacher Technology Comfort and Evaluations
Dornisch, Michele
Computers in the Schools, v30 n3 p210-228 2013
A disconnect exists between students' comfort with using technology for learning and teachers' comfort in using technology for teaching. Students report the desire for more engaging technology-based assignments. Teachers cite multiple reasons for their hesitancy to use technology in their teaching. The current study investigates whether this disconnect has implications for students' evaluations of their teachers. Using data from 101 high school students, researchers found that students' perceptions of their teachers' comfort with technology impacts their evaluations only when student affect for technology is high. Implications for how this might impact teacher evaluations and directions for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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