Factors that influence elementary teachers’ use of computers

Author: 
Franklin, C.
Year: 
2007
The author describes a quantitative study that investigated the ways in which elementary teachers use computer technology for instructional purposes and the factors that influence their use of computers. The population consisted of recent graduates from the elementary teacher preparation program at a mid-Atlantic university. Data were gathered using a survey instrument, which addressed the four factors that support teachers’ use of computers: (1) access and availability; (2) preparation and training; (3) leadership; and (4) time. The findings indicated that 84 percent of the teachers felt either well or very well prepared to integrate technology into curriculum, and that they were able to overcome the typical barriers to computer use in elementary classrooms.
Type: 
Research
School-wide Tech Implementation: 
Professional Development
Technology Access and Support

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