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ERIC Number: EJ858541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Supporting Learner-Centered ICT Integration: The Influence of Collaborative and Needs-Based Professional Development
MacDonald, Ronald
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v17 n3 p315-348 Jul 2009
A mixed-method study was carried out to investigate how teacher attitude and professional development influence learner-centered Information Communication Technology (ICT) integration. A questionnaire, interviews and observations were used to gather data in a school district in Nova Scotia, Canada. Teacher data were categorized by grade level, discipline, and teaching experience. Findings suggest that learner-centered ICT integration is more likely to occur needs-based, collaborative professional development programs are provided. Study data suggest that membership in a community of practice may be one way to increase learner-centered ICT integration. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States