The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001: §32c
| Paper (refereed) IT Education: Best Practices
|Recommended Citation: Watkins, J G. Following a Technology Training Workshop: Effects of a Web-based Support System. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001, v 18 (Cincinnati): §32c.
Following a Technology Training Workshop: Effects of a Web-based Support System
What are the effects on classroom technology integration when teachers who have received formal technology training are further supported with a web-based after-training support system? This ethnographic study explores this question by taking a look some of the teachers who participated in an institution's teaching and technology workshop. Data were collected through interviews and informal conversations with the teachers. The teachers were interviewed twice: once before they were introduced to the support system and again, toward the end of the study, after they had the opportunity to use the support system, in order to determine what effects, if any, the after-training support system had on the teachers' levels of classroom technology integration. Additional data collection methods consisted of the following: observations of the teachers as they taught in their classrooms and document analysis of teaching materials and students' work. Findings suggest that teachers who use an after-training support system increase their instances of high-level classroom technology integration. Further supported by this investigation is that assistance from school administration is critical to the success of classroom technology integration.
|Jane G. Watkins [a1] [a2]|
Department of Physics and Computer Science
Presbyterian College [u1] [u2]
Clinton, South Carolina, USA [c1] [c2]
Keywords: high-level technology integration, high-order intellectual skills, low-level technology integration, technology integration, intellectual skills
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