Teachers’ Adoption of Laptops in the Stages of Innovation Decision Process
Emel Dikbas Torun, Yasemin Kocak Usluel, Hale Ilgaz, Hacettepe University, Turkey
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In this study, teachers’ adoption of laptops is investigated in the frame of innovation decision process which is based on Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation theory. Research group of the study is 23 teachers from different high schools. Data gathered through face to face interviews by using semi-structured interview forms and analyzed with content analysis. Findings show us that all of the teachers are like-minded in the matter that using laptops during lessons can facilitate their way of teaching. “Portability” is stated as the first coming reason by teachers for having and purchasing a laptop computer. Hence, teachers who do not have a ready to use computer in their classrooms state that bringing their laptops to the classroom becomes an advantage for them thus students’ involvement of the lesson is increased and that way of teaching redounds their prestige.
Dikbas Torun, E., Kocak Usluel, Y. & Ilgaz, H. (2008). Teachers’ Adoption of Laptops in the Stages of Innovation Decision Process. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3147-3152). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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