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ERIC Number: EJ1153456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
The Role of the Internet in Teachers' Professional Practice: Activities and Factors Associated with Teacher Use of ICT inside and outside the Classroom
Ibieta, Andrea; Hinostroza, J. Enrique; Labbé, Christian; Claro, Magdalena
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v26 n4 p425-438 2017
Evidence shows that teachers' use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the classroom is still limited in variety and frequency. However, their use of ICT outside the classroom, while more frequent, has been less studied. Our research aims to identify personal factors associated with teachers' ICT use inside and outside the classroom. Data from a questionnaire administered to a nationwide sample of 6932 teachers in Chile was used to characterise their activities and perceptions associated with ICT. Multiple regression analyses were applied to determine relationships between them. The findings show first, that teachers use ICT more frequently outside the classroom for class preparation; second, that their perceptions of ICT impact on professional practice is the main factor associated with their use of ICT inside and outside the classroom; third, that less experienced teachers use communication tools with colleagues and students more often; and finally, that there is a need to examine teachers' use of (ready-made) Internet resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile
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