Type of Document Dissertation Author Jaber, William E. Author's Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-71997-02347 Title A Survey of Factors Which Influence Teachers' Use of Computer-based Technology Degree PhD Department Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Dodl, Norman R. Committee Chair Burton, John K. Committee Member Fortune, Jimmie C. Committee Member Head, J. Thomas Committee Member Holmes, Glen A. Committee Member Moore, David Michael Committee Member Keywords
Date of Defense 1997-07-22 Availability unrestricted AbstractCurrent literature is plentiful on computer-based technology's influence on students. There are only a few studies which have looked at the influence that computer-based technology has on teachers. This is a study of factors which influence teachers' use of computer-based technology. It is based on inconsistencies in previous studies, areas not addressed in previous surveys and the dramatic changes in computer-based technology and Internet access using Web browsers since the previous surveys on computer-based technology were conducted.
A survey was conducted of K-12 teachers in two rural county school systems. One was in southern West Virginia and the other was in southwestern Virginia. This survey found that computer access in the classroom influenced the frequency of use for some instructional activities. Lack of Internet access and obsolete computer equipment resulted in a negative influence to the teachers use of computer-based technology in the classroom. Teachers also expressed a desire for a continuous type of training program for the use of computers.
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