Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Edward L. Counts
John Ray, Mary Jane Connelly, Karen Adsit
Current literature is plentiful on computer-based technology’s positive influence on students. There are only a few studies that have considered the influence that technology has on teachers. This is a study about influences, which affect teachers’ use of technology. It is based on inconsistencies in previous studies, areas not addressed in previous surveys, and the dramatic changes in technology and Internet access using Web browsers since the previous surveys on technology were conducted.
As new technologies make their way into instructional settings, effects of teachers’ use of technology can be dynamic. This study examined particular areas of teachers’ use of technology. The scope of this study does not provide exhaustive information, but as it unravels, its beginnings create a foundation to understand the role of technology in teaching and learning.
Stewart, Bryan K., "An Assessment of Influences Which Affect Teachers’ Use of Technology. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2005.