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ERIC Number: EJ1194723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2473-8115
Factors Affecting Technology Integration in the Classroom
Harrell, Shonta; Bynum, Yvette
Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, v5 p12-18 Aug 2018
Technology is an integral part of our everyday lives. In fact, students in our public schools are considered digital natives and have become accustomed to always being connected to their devices and the Internet. In 2013, 71 percent of the US population age 3 and older used the Internet (Snyder, de Brey, & Dillow, 2016). Given the importance technology plays in our lives, schools now have a responsibility to integrate it into teaching and learning and prepare students for 21st Century skills and careers (Cakir, 2012; Luterberbach & Brown, 2011). Although classrooms may have access to many technology devices, there are several external and internal factors that affect the proper implementation of technology in classrooms. In preparing students to be college and career ready, technology integration is imperative. This paper will discuss factors such as poor infrastructure, inadequate technology, lack of sufficient technological tools, effective professional development (external factors), low teacher self-efficacy and teacher perceptions (internal factors) that affect technology integration in PK-12 schools.
Alabama Association of Professors of Educational Administration. P.O. Box 8368, Dothan, AL 36304. Tel: 334-983-6556 ext. 1-350; Fax: 334-556-1053; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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