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作者 Charles, Joan T
書名 Teacher-directed student use of the Internet for curricular-activities: Profiles of frequent and infrequent use
國際標準書號 9780496743070
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說明 135 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 65-03, Section: A, page: 0898
Major Professor: Cathleen Norris
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of North Texas, 2002
The purpose of this study was to develop profiles that described teachers with infrequent and frequent teacher-directed student use of the Internet for curricular purposes. Responses to the teachers' self-reported needs, beliefs, demographics, Internet skill levels, and other information were examined as the basis for the study
The study was descriptive in nature, utilized correlation and causal-comparative methods, and employed a convenience sample. The population consisted of 3,187 public school teachers from Nebraska and four service regions in upstate New York. Data related to the research questions were gathered using an online survey. After minimum access was determined, frequencies, percentages, t tests, and correlations were used to examine the data
Teachers with infrequent (<15 mins./week) teacher-directed student use of the Internet comprised 63% of the sample. Teachers from elementary and high school levels were almost equally represented in the infrequent use group. The majority of the high school level teachers were assigned to language arts, mathematics or science courses. Teachers in the frequent (>90 mins./week) use group were predominately (75%) high school level, with the majority teaching computer and business subjects
Significant differences were found between the use groups regarding beliefs about the Internet's effect on students and schools and feelings about designing lessons that included the Internet or technology. Within the infrequent use group, significant correlations were found between comparative Internet skill levels and (a) hours of technology-related professional development and (b) willingness to use the Internet for professional development
Further study should be given to the question of how these differences and correlations may affect the amount of teacher-directed student use of the Internet
The profiles developed in this study provide a starting point to assist regional, district, and school-level personnel in assessing local needs and focusing resources on developing strategies to increase teacher-directed student use of the Internet
School code: 0158
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 65-03A
主題 Education, Teacher Training
Education, Technology of
Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Alt Author University of North Texas
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