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ERIC Number: EJ1072605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Beyond Computers in the Classroom: Factors Related to Technology Adoption to Enhance Teaching and Learning
Buckenmeyer, Janet A.
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v3 n4 p27-36 Apr 2010
How is technology being integrated to the extent possible toward the goals of improving teaching and learning? Research suggests that teachers will be more likely to try new methods of teaching if certain conditions exist. It is not known which conditions are more likely to influence a teacher's decision to integrate technology into the curriculum. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between technology adoption and conditions such as available resources to support the use of technology, teachers' attitudes toward technology, and adequacy of professional development. Data to address the specific research questions were obtained from secondary-level teachers (n = 144) from a suburban school district who participated in professional development and responded to a survey designed for this study. Among other findings, analyses revealed that professional development and available resources were significantly related to technology adoption. Recommendations based on the findings, including implications for professional development, are discussed.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Correlation, Educational Resources, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers, Suburban Schools, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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