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Teacher Comfort Related to Current and Future Technology Use

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Research has shown that teacher comfort and confidence with technology is significantly related to teacher technology use in the classroom (Buabeng-Andoh, 2012). Through a 1:1 pilot, this study examined teacher comfort, change in teacher comfort, and the relationship of teacher comfort with current and future technology use. Pre and post surveys were administered to 45 teachers who participated in a 1:1 pilot program. Survey results indicate that teacher comfort was only significantly related to current use and not future use. In addition, teacher comfort did not significantly change from pre to post.


Reinhart, R.V., Shaffer, S., Sondergeld, T. & Banister, S. (2015). Teacher Comfort Related to Current and Future Technology Use. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1027-1030). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 19, 2019 from .


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