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ERIC Number: EJ820502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1467-9620
Software Infrastructure for Teachers: A Missing Link in Integrating Technology with Instruction
Sung, Yao-Ting; Lesgold, Alan
Teachers College Record, v109 n11 p2541-2575 2007
Background: Based on analyses of the difficulties encountered during the process of integrating technology into instruction and the efforts made by researchers to overcome barriers to such integration, we propose that the efforts made to date (e.g., increasing the availability of computer equipment and enhancing computer literacy, support, and training) are not sufficiently comprehensive to achieve the goals of improving teaching efficiency and developing innovative teaching methods. Objectives: The objective of this research commentary is to highlight the importance of the software infrastructure for teachers (SIT) to promoting the integration of information technology into instruction. Research Method and Design: A critical synthesis was conducted on the literature of using computer technology for learning, teaching, and teacher professional development. Conclusions: This study points out the features of SIT, the benefits of using SIT, and the possible approach to the development of SIT, and highlights some problems that have yet to be solved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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