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Technology & Knowledge: An Exploration Of Teachers' Conceptions Of Subject-Area Knowledge Practices And Technology Integration, Sarah K. Howard, Karl A. Maton Jan 2013

Technology & Knowledge: An Exploration Of Teachers' Conceptions Of Subject-Area Knowledge Practices And Technology Integration, Sarah K. Howard, Karl A. Maton

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

This paper explores teachers' understanding of subject-area knowledge practices (e.g. curriculum, goals, and pedagogy of a subject area, etc.) and technology integration, through the use of Legitimation Code Theory. Drawing on a major study of a technological initiative in all state secondary schools in New South Wales, Australia, this paper illustratively uses one dimension of LCT to explore the organising principles underlying the key subjects of Mathematics and English, in relation to teachers' perceptions of technology use in learning and teaching. Analysis suggests a 'code clash' with Mathematics and a 'code match' with English might help explain their different ...


How Is Teacher Self-Efficacy And Attitude Toward Technology Affected By Extended Intrusive Training?, Gregg Miles Jan 2013

How Is Teacher Self-Efficacy And Attitude Toward Technology Affected By Extended Intrusive Training?, Gregg Miles

Instructional Technology Education Specialist Research Papers

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect that intrusive training has on teacher attitude and self-efficacy toward technology. Intrusive training was defined as making proactive steps on the part of the Instructional Technology Specialist to introduce teachers to new ideas, information and instruction through emails, social media, small groups and individual training sessions. A four and a half week intrusive training process was implemented with the treatment group and the results were compared to a control group. No statistical difference was found in the attitude and self-efficacy of the treatment group compared to the control group. Several ...


Designing Mathematical Modelling Tasks In A Technology Rich Secondary School Context, Vincent Geiger, Trevor Redmond Jan 2013

Designing Mathematical Modelling Tasks In A Technology Rich Secondary School Context, Vincent Geiger, Trevor Redmond

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

The potential of digital tools to enhance student learning is well researched, however, the potential of technology to promote students’ engagement with mathematical modelling tasks has received limited consideration. This paper draws on a research study that aimed to investigate the possibilities that exist for student learning when teachers from six secondary schools designed tasks that anticipated for the use of digital tools within mathematical modelling tasks. The paper describes and analyses the collaboration which took place in identifying principles of design for such tasks.


A Walk Down The Red Carpet: Students As Producers Of Digital Video-Based Knowledge., Barry Ryan Jan 2013

A Walk Down The Red Carpet: Students As Producers Of Digital Video-Based Knowledge., Barry Ryan

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Disengaged and apathetic students are common in many undergraduate classrooms. Learning to these students is a passive process, typified by a consumer-like attitude. One approach to engage students, and enhance the learning experience, is to integrate active learning into the curriculum. The purpose of the pedagogical evaluative study described here was to investigate if student researched, designed and created digital video could act as a viable reusable peer learning resource. Although the use and integration of technology was central to the scope of this project, other ideas such as threshold concepts, the requirement for both active and authentic social constructivist ...


Systems Of Integration: Using System Dynamics To Understand Technology Integration In Learning And Teaching, Sarah K. Howard, Kate Thompson Jan 2013

Systems Of Integration: Using System Dynamics To Understand Technology Integration In Learning And Teaching, Sarah K. Howard, Kate Thompson

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

This paper presents the use of system dynamics to analyze factors impacting on teachers adoption and integration of technology in learning and teaching. Educational change is a complex and dynamic process, particularly in the area of technology integration. Existing models of teacher integration have not been designed to account for shifting and changing teacher experience, confidence and cultural aspects of technology integration. Therefore, the use of system dynamics is proposed to provide a more informed understanding of these interactions, with the aim to extend existing models of teachers' technology integration. This discussion applies this approach to analyze and model teachers ...


Teachers' Perceptions Of Professional Development Activities Which Result In Successful Integration Of Classroom Instructional Technologies, Lisa Blackmon Jan 2013

Teachers' Perceptions Of Professional Development Activities Which Result In Successful Integration Of Classroom Instructional Technologies, Lisa Blackmon

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Recent research demonstrates the expectation of the use of technology in schools. Advances in technology often require teachers to learn new methods of teaching while trying to keep up with rapidly increasing technological changes. Unfortunately, many teachers report being inadequately prepared to utilize instructional technologies in their classrooms. School leaders have the complex task of providing effective training that meets their teachers’ needs. In this quantitative study, the author sought to determine teachers’ perceptions of professional development activities which result in successful classroom integration of instructional technologies in schools. Teachers from two school districts in Georgia were surveyed. Data were ...


Building A Culture Of Innovation: A Case Study In Digital Integration, Anthony H. Vonbank Jan 2013

Building A Culture Of Innovation: A Case Study In Digital Integration, Anthony H. Vonbank

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This case study dissertation examines the implementation of digital technology in a mid-sized public school district in southern Minnesota. The methodology involved unstructured interviews and close observation of several teachers, administrators and related staff in the junior-senior high building. These observations were presented in informative vignettes that help to tell the story of the culture of innovation in this school, as well as highlight some of the implementation strategies that aid this school and district in meeting its goal to meet all learners in a 21st century society. The study identifies common barriers such as staff resistance, funding, and technology ...


Techno-Stress In The Higher Education Environment, Sonya Shepherd Dec 2012

Techno-Stress In The Higher Education Environment, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

Publication is accepted and in press.


The Increasing Momentum Of Technological Change In Higher Education, Sonya Shepherd, Michael Richardson Dec 2012

The Increasing Momentum Of Technological Change In Higher Education, Sonya Shepherd, Michael Richardson

Sonya S. Gaither

Publication is accepted and in press.


New And Emerging Technology In Education, Sonya Shepherd, M. Richardson Dec 2012

New And Emerging Technology In Education, Sonya Shepherd, M. Richardson

Sonya S. Gaither

Publication is accepted and in press.


The Utility Of Technacy Genre Theory In Technology Education: A Case Study Into Food Technology Teaching, A Turner Dec 2012

The Utility Of Technacy Genre Theory In Technology Education: A Case Study Into Food Technology Teaching, A Turner

Dr Angela Turner

There are many and varied forces that shape school curriculum, but one that is of specific interest discussed in this paper concerns the perception of Food Technology secondary curriculum in Australia. Maintaining and fostering a coherent and accurate perception throughout the food technology career, from school leaver to professional undergraduate studies, is critical for both the evolution of the field of knowledge and the need to keep up with increasing world demand for food technologists and food innovation. Food Technology is a well-established secondary school elective in curriculum offerings, yet a contradiction has emerged between the ‘school view’ of Food ...


The Utility Of Technacy Genre Theory In Technology Education: A Case Study Into Food Technology Teaching, A Turner Dec 2012

The Utility Of Technacy Genre Theory In Technology Education: A Case Study Into Food Technology Teaching, A Turner

Dr Angela Turner

There are many and varied forces that shape school curriculum, but one that is of specific interest discussed in this paper concerns the perception of Food Technology secondary curriculum in Australia. Maintaining and fostering a coherent and accurate perception throughout the food technology career, from school leaver to professional undergraduate studies, is critical for both the evolution of the field of knowledge and the need to keep up with increasing world demand for food technologists and food innovation. Food Technology is a well-established secondary school elective in curriculum offerings, yet a contradiction has emerged between the ‘school view’ of Food ...