Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Educational technology; Education, Elementary--Computer-assisted instruction;
Many teachers understand the benefits of integrating technology in K through 5th grade classrooms, however, technology is not being effectively integrated. The purpose of this review is to identify the barriers of technology integration in kindergarten through 5th grade and discuss ways in which to remove those barriers. This review includes many research articles, books, websites, a blog, and an interview.
For the purposes of this review, the barriers to integration have been divided into two categories: first and second-order barriers. First-order barriers are extrinsic to the teacher and include issues such as lack of time, money, and technical support. Second-order barriers are intrinsic to the teacher and are often the underlying causes that prevent integration from occurring.
The results of this review conclude that for true technology integration to occur, second-order barriers must be addressed. Within this review, several ideas are presented that will assist educators in removing the barriers that currently exist in technology integration.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Leigh E. Zeitz
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c2008 Theressa Northouse
Northouse, Theressa, "Barriers of technology integration in kindergarten through fifth grade" (2008). Graduate Research Papers. 1281.