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ERIC Number: EJ1111517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2357
Factors Affecting Teachers' Continuation of Technology Use in Teaching
Kafyulilo, Ayoub; Fisser, Petra; Voogt, Joke
Education and Information Technologies, v21 n6 p1535-1554 Nov 2016
This study was conducted to investigate the continuation of technology use in science and mathematics teaching of the teachers who attended a professional development program between 2010 and 2012. Continuation of technology use was hypothesized to be affected by the professional development program and by personal, institutional, and technological factors. Twelve teachers and three school leaders participated in the study. Data was collected through interviews. Findings showed that the continuation of technology use differed for the teachers involved in the professional development program. While all teachers reported to have gained knowledge and skills through the professional development program and were positive about technology use in education, only some teachers continued the use of technology. The data revealed that despite the challenges that all teachers in the sample encountered when using technology in their teaching (such as large classrooms, problems with electricity supply, lack of time and lack of technology tools), the encouragement of school management was a critical factor in teachers' continuation of technology use. Implications of the findings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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