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ERIC Number: EJ1129828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6434
Implementing Project SIED: Special Education Teachers' Perceptions of a Simplified Technology Decision-Making Process for App Identification and Evaluation
Schmidt, Matthew M.; Lin, Meng-Fen Grace; Paek, Seungoh; MacSuga-Gage, Ashley; Gage, Nicholas A.
Journal of Special Education Technology, v32 n1 p12-22 Mar 2017
The worldwide explosion in popularity of mobile devices has created a dramatic increase in mobile software (apps) that are quick and easy to find and install, cheap, disposable, and usually single purpose. Hence, teachers need an equally streamlined and simplified decision-making process to help them identify educational apps--an approach that differs from traditional technology decision-making approaches that are cumbersome and require significant time, resources, and effort. Project Software Identification and Evaluation for Decision-Making (SIED) attempts to fill this gap. In this article, we describe Project SIED, how we designed a series of professional development workshops for in-service special education teachers based on Project SIED, and the evaluation outcomes of the workshops. Results suggest that workshops were successful from in-service special education teachers' self-reported confidence and comfort levels. Limitations and future plans are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
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