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ERIC Number: EJ892525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Teacher Value Beliefs Associated with Using Technology: Addressing Professional and Student Needs
Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne T.; Glazewski, Krista D.; Newby, Timothy J.; Ertmer, Peggy A.
Computers & Education, v55 n3 p1321-1335 Nov 2010
Studies have indicated that when teachers believe technology uses are valuable, they are more likely to incorporate those uses into their practices. This hermeneutical phenomenology study investigated the value beliefs that underlie teachers' uses of technology. To measure value beliefs, teachers' uses (and reasons for those uses) of technology for teaching and learning were examined. Data were collected from eight award-winning teachers through an interview, observation, and electronic portfolio. Findings indicated that teachers used technology to address professional (e.g., creating customized classroom materials, improving classroom management by engaging students) and student needs (e.g., enhancing student comprehension, equipping students with technology skills), all of which related to the underlying value belief of promoting student learning. Based on these findings, professional development activities should emphasize the potential impact of specific technology uses on student learning. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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