ERIC Number: EJ1051713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Technology Integration in K-12 Classrooms: The Impact of Graduate Coursework on Teachers' Knowledge and Practice
Machado, Crystal; Laverick, DeAnna M.
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v23 n1 p79-106 Jan 2015
The cohort approach, which has gained popularity with graduate level programs in the United States, presented the researchers with the unique opportunity to use a year-long Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) approach to study a cohort of 19 in-service teachers and their own perception of their technology integration knowledge, skills, and emerging technology, pedagogy and content knowledge (TPACK), along with the factors that impede effective technology integration. Quantitative and qualitative data were generated through multiple sources during the first phase and through focus groups during the second phase of data collection, six months later. Comparison of pretest and posttest results and typological analysis of qualitative data generated before, during, and after engaging in technology-rich instruction, during the first phase of the study, confirm that coursework that provides direct instruction and hands-on experience with contextual TPACK-focused instruction enhanced K-12 teachers' perceived ability to integrate technology into their teaching practice. It also helped to identify challenges faced by teachers in their own classrooms.
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Technology Uses in Education, Inservice Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers, Technology Integration, Pretests Posttests, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Scholarship, Learning, Postsecondary Education, College Instruction, Measures (Individuals), Reliability, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Competencies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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