Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1991

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

Abstract

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).

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-232

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Denise A. Schmidt

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

236 pages

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