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Teacher Beliefs About Educational Software: A Delphi Study

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Journal of Research on Technology in Education Volume 36, Number 3, ISSN 1539-1523


A Delphi method was used to determine the extent to which current educational software was meeting the needs of teachers; as well as what changes needed to occur in educational software to make it more effective. Five overarching themes emerged: (a) instructional design issues, (b) curriculum, (c) materials, (d) cost, and (e) meeting specific needs. The cost of software was a concern throughout the study. The belief that educational software should be grounded in both content and purpose was also a major concern. Deficiencies and suggestions for improvement were found.


Williams, D.L., Boone, R. & Kingsley, K.V. (2004). Teacher Beliefs About Educational Software: A Delphi Study. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 36(3), 213-229. Retrieved April 1, 2020 from .

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