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ERIC Number: EJ847571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
The Pedagogy of Technology Integration
Okojie, Mabel CPO; Olinzock, Anthony A.; Okojie-Boulder, Tinukwa C.
Journal of Technology Studies, v32 n2 p66-71 Spr 2006
The problem of integrating technology into teaching and learning process has become a perennial one. Common excuses for the limited use of technology to support instruction include shortage of computers, lack of computer skill and computer intimidation. While these could affect the success of technology integration, it should be acknowledged that the degree of success teachers have in using technology for instruction could depend in part on their ability to explore the relationship between pedagogy and technology. The article shows that technology integration is narrowly perceived and that such a perception might hinder teachers' understanding of the scope of technology in education. Technology integration should be considered along with issues involved in teaching and learning. Such issues include developing learning objectives, selecting methods of instruction, feedback, and evaluation and assessment strategies including follow-up activities. Technology used for teaching and learning should be considered an integral part of instruction and not as an object exclusive to itself. Viewing technology integration from a wide perspective will provide teachers with the necessary foundation to implement technology into the classroom more successfully.
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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