Technology Implementation in the Classroom

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dc.contributor.advisor Denis Gray, PhD, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Jason Osborne, PhD, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Roger Mitchell, PhD, Committee Member en_US Shattuck, Dominick en_US 2010-04-02T17:57:56Z 2010-04-02T17:57:56Z 2006-05-26 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-05182006-145752 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between teachers' attitudes toward technology and its implementation while their schools are undergoing a large-scale technology infusion in the state of North Carolina. The eleven treatment schools were selected through a grant writing procedure, high technology needs and Title I status. A detailed procedure was used to identify and recruit comparison schools. Treatment schools were provided with almost $1.5 million over three years to purchase educational technology, train their teachers and staff two full-time technology related positions: Media Coordinator and Technology Facilitator. In addition, schools were required to develop and integrate a Media Technology Advisory Committee (MTAC) to oversee planning and budgeting issues related to technology. Utilizing a quasi-experimental pre-post design, this study analyzed teacher attitude changes for treatment and comparison groups over year-one. Attitude and instructional practices were compared with pre-measure data to assess a baseline comparison of groups. Changes in group scores over time were conducted using RMANCOVA and differences were found between groups for two attitude subscales and for four instructional practices. The largest effect was found for technology implementation. Exploratory hierarchical regression analyses were conducted to assess the predictive relationship between attitude subscales and technology implementation. Only teachers' Affective Reaction to Computers had a significant relationship with Technology Implementation. en_US
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dc.subject attitudes en_US
dc.subject adoption of innovation en_US
dc.subject Title I en_US
dc.subject technology implementation en_US
dc.subject teachers en_US
dc.subject repeated measures en_US
dc.subject MANOVA en_US
dc.subject quantitative en_US
dc.subject constructivism en_US
dc.title Technology Implementation in the Classroom en_US MS en_US thesis en_US Psychology en_US

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