Date of Award
Master of Science
Curriculum and Instruction
It has been more than a decade since microcomputers became available as a new technology for schools. During this decade, computer-related technologies have become an integral part of the educational environment in schools throughout the United States. Many school districts have purchased large amounts of computer-related hardware and software, only to find that many teachers were uncertain of the potential instructional uses of these technologies. Becker (1990) stated that even though computer acquisition has continued to expand in most schools, there has continued to be a small minority of teachers using computers for instruction, learning, or productive work in the classroom. According to Becker's research, it is evident that teachers need to improve upon their use of computer-related technologies. In order to establish successful plans and programs for such change in the use of computer-related technologies by teachers in the future, it is important to continually and accurately assess current teacher uses of computer-related technologies. Future plans for technology use may be based upon evaluations of the current status of computers within the educational environment (Biggs, 1988).
Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu
Denise A. Schmidt
Schmidt, Denise Ann, "Iowa survey of computer-related technology use by K-12 teachers " (1991). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 319.