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ERIC Number: EJ821941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Conditions, Processes and Consequences of Technology Use: A Case Study
Dawson, Kara; Heinecke, Walter
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v13 n1 p61-82 Mar 2004
The conditions, processes and consequences of technology implementation were explored in order to develop a holistic view of technology use in a typical elementary school (ages 6-11 years). This qualitative case study employed a symbolic interactionist conceptual framework, an interpretivist research paradigm and analytic induction strategies. Assertions generated from the process of analytic induction suggest that even when conditions appear ripe for transformational uses of technology, these uses often do not occur. The study raises questions about whether school-wide transformational uses of technology can occur without an organized reform effort and whether the conditions for transformational use of technology advocated in the literature are sufficient to facilitate such use. The study also supports the need to consider stages of adoption when planning for technology integration within a school and adds another dimension to the question of whether constructivist teaching strategies enable transformative uses of technology or whether the transformational uses of technology lead to more constructivist tendencies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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