ERIC Number: EJ999783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Educators' Perceived Importance of Web 2.0 Technology Applications
Pritchett, Christal C.; Wohleb, Elisha C.; Pritchett, Christopher G.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v57 n2 p33-38 Mar 2013
This research study was designed to examine the degree of perceived importance of interactive technology applications among various groups of certified educators; the degree to which education professionals utilized interactive online technology applications and to determine if there was a significant difference between the different groups based on demographic data. Overall, certified education professionals felt virtual learning networks, video sharing and online event scheduling were the most important educational Web 2.0 applications; while, social bookmarks, social networks and music were the least important. The overall sum score for the perceived level of importance for the Web 2.0 applications by business educators as compared to all educators was significant at the 0.05 level, F (1, 811) = 4.4622, p = 0.035 and by physical/health educators as compared to all educators was significant at the 0.05 level, F (1, 812) = 11.186, p = 0.001. Current position, gender, age, type of school, highest degree and certification level were all significant for the perceived level of educational importance of the Web 2.0 applications.
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Business Education Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Certification, Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Networks, Internet, Video Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Predictor Variables, Computer Mediated Communication
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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