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ERIC Number: EJ1167677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1876
iPads in the Classroom: What Do Teachers Think?
Ferguson, Janet M.; Oigara, James N.
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, v13 n4 Article 6 p74-86 2017
In education, new technologies are used to improve the process of teaching and learning. This study examined middle school teachers' perceptions regarding the use of iPads for instruction. The participants, 53 middle school teachers in Western New York, responded to an online survey, asking them questions about how they felt about the 1:1 iPad initiative at their school. Data analysis included open and axial coding for identification of themes and patterns, as well as quantitative statistical analysis. The results showed mixed findings, as some teachers believed that iPads had a positive impact on the teaching-learning process by improving student engagement and communication, while some responded with concerns that iPads caused student distraction and allowed off-task behaviors in the classroom. The findings also suggest that teachers need targeted professional development on pedagogical and practical use of this technology to be able to successfully integrate it into their practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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