Date of Award

12-2005

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Major

Education

Major Professor

Edward L. Counts

Committee Members

John Ray, Mary Jane Connelly, Karen Adsit

Abstract

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.

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