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Understanding teacher perspectives about instructional technology from an ecology of resources framework, by Christine Kraft Diggs

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Understanding teacher perspectives about instructional technology from an ecology of resources framework
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Understanding teacher perspectives about instructional technology from an ecology of resources framework
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by Christine Kraft Diggs
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Language
eng
Summary
Technology spending for our K-12 schools continues to increase as schools transition from an emphasis on print resources towards an increasing amount of digital resources. Despite the permeation of technology in education, instructional use of technology by teachers remains sporadic. This dissertation reports on an exploratory, single case study which examined seven high school science teachers' views on the factors affecting their instructional use of technology, and their process of learning as adults. Using the holistic ecology of resources framework combined with sociocultural learning theory, this study situated teachers as learners at the center of their educational context in order to explore their perspectives about the laptops they received in place of new textbooks. Interviews and classroom observations were used to investigate the convergence of teachers' personal and situational influences affecting their use of instructional technology tools. This study identifies facilitative and barrier factors affecting teacher learning and their use of technology in their classrooms. Findings show professional learning teams (PLTs) were the primary facilitating factor enabling teacher collaboration and learning as they used the laptops to enhance implementation of their science curriculum. Findings also show barriers exist in relation to connectivity and compatibility issues and the digital divide. This research finds it requires the whole school community working as an integrated system, rather than in isolation, for teachers to successfully use technology tools to reach and engage students in their 21st century environment
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MUU
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Diggs, Christine Kraft
Degree
Ed.D.
Dissertation note
Dissertation
Dissertation year
2014.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Diem, Sarah
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Understanding teacher perspectives about instructional technology from an ecology of resources framework, by Christine Kraft Diggs
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  • "December 2014."
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Diem
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-153)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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917611514
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1 online resource (3 files)
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online
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)917611514
Label
Understanding teacher perspectives about instructional technology from an ecology of resources framework, by Christine Kraft Diggs
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "December 2014."
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Diem
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-153)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
917611514
Extent
1 online resource (3 files)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)917611514

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