ERIC Number: EJ794641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Which Factors Obstruct or Stimulate Teacher Educators to Use ICT Innovatively?
Drent, Marjolein; Meelissen, Martina
Computers & Education, v51 n1 p187-199 Aug 2008
This article discusses the factors which stimulate or limit the innovative use of ICT by teacher educators in the Netherlands. Innovative use of ICT is defined as the use of ICT applications that support the educational objectives based on the needs of the current knowledge society. Explorative path analysis and case studies were used to study the potential influencing factors. Results show that several factors on teacher level influence the implementation of innovative ICT-use in education. Especially, teachers who are so-called "personal entrepreneurs" are important for the integration of ICT in teacher education. School level factors turn out to be of limited importance for innovative use of ICT. This indicates a limited involvement of the management of teacher training institutes towards the use of ICT within the curriculum.
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Path Analysis, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Influences, Educational Technology, Instructional Innovation, Technology Integration, Case Studies, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Correlation, Computer Uses in Education, Teacher Characteristics, Information Technology, Telecommunications
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands