ERIC Number: EJ1090617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
Acquiring Teacher Commitment to 1:1 Initiatives: The Role of the Technology Facilitator
Stanhope, Daniel S.; Corn, Jenifer O.
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v46 n3 p252-276 2014
Using mixed methods, we examined the impact of technology facilitators (TFs) on teacher commitment to 1:1 initiatives. Findings from quantitative analysis complemented by qualitative analyses suggest teachers benefitted from having TFs assist with the technological integration. Teachers from schools with a TF endorsed attitudes that were significantly more positive toward teaching and student learning with technology. Further, they reported greater use of technology for planning, reported the school infrastructure was of higher quality, and shared normative perceptions toward the school infrastructure. Results suggest that as ubiquitous technology-related initiatives continue to proliferate, schools should consider employing qualified TFs to assist the transition.
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Facilitators (Individuals), Teacher Attitudes, Persistence, Access to Computers, Change Agents, Role, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Likert Scales, Technological Literacy, Teaching Methods, Factor Analysis
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina