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Patterns of email use by teachers and implications: A Singapore experience

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Computers & Education Volume 53, Number 3, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This paper attempts to identify the patterns of email use by schoolteachers. The findings are based on a survey of 2998 Singapore teachers whose teaching experiences ranged from 24 to 48 months. The result shows that teachers use email mainly to communicate with colleagues, and the degree of email use varies according to the school level that the teachers are working in. While the teachers teaching at higher school levels (Grades 11–12) email their colleagues more frequently than their counterparts teaching at lower school levels especially primary school teachers, the latter tend to email parents more frequently than other teachers. Implications of the findings are discussed in relevance to pre-service teacher education, teacher professional development and ICT adoption in organisations.


Hu, C., Wong, A.F.L., Cheah, H.M. & Wong, P. (2009). Patterns of email use by teachers and implications: A Singapore experience. Computers & Education, 53(3), 623-631. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved March 6, 2021 from .

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