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Technology Integration in K-12 Classrooms: The Impact of Graduate Coursework on Teachers’ Knowledge and Practice ARTICLE

, , Department of Professional Studies in Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 23, Number 1, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

The cohort approach, which has gained popularity with graduate level programs in the United States, presented the researchers with the unique opportunity to use a year-long Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) approach to study a cohort of 19 in-service teachers and their own perception of their technology integration knowledge, skills, and emerging technology, pedagogy and content knowledge (TPACK), along with the factors that impede effective technology integration. Quantitative and qualitative data were generated through multiple sources during the first phase and through focus groups during the second phase of data collection, six months later. Comparison of pretest and posttest results and typological analysis of qualitative data generated before, during, and after engaging in technology-rich instruction, during the first phase of the study, confirm that coursework that provides direct instruction and hands-on experience with contextual TPACK-focused instruction enhanced K-12 teachers’ perceived ability to integrate technology into their teaching practice. It also helped to identify challenges faced by teachers in their own classrooms.

Citation

Machado, C. & Laverick, D. (2015). Technology Integration in K-12 Classrooms: The Impact of Graduate Coursework on Teachers’ Knowledge and Practice. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 23(1), 79-106. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved January 22, 2018 from .