Graduate Research Papers

Availability

Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Educational technology;

Abstract

Technology in some form has been found in schools beginning with the printing press in the 15th century. The late 19th century brought about motion pictures followed by radio, photography, television, and videotape (Simonson & Thompson, 1990). But recently, many dramatic technological devices have become available. Powerful computers are now priced low enough for purchase in both the home and schools, as well as telecommunication devices, videodiscs, CD ROM, hypermedia, and networking systems. The microcomputer and related technologies hold promise as the medium of the future. Technology has affected the way business is transacted, medical problems are analyzed, and products are produced. Its' growing presence has been touted as the means to restructure schools and transform the educational process (Olson, 1992). However, we have not seen the expected impact of technology on our nation's schools. The evidence seems to indicate that the majority of educators are not comfortable with the implementation of technology in their classrooms. Therefore, it is the intent of this research to examine factors that may contribute to this lack of usage.

Year of Submission

1993

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

First Advisor

Sharon E. Smaldino

Comments

If you are the rightful copyright holder of this dissertation or thesis and wish to have it removed from the Open Access Collection, please submit a request to scholarworks@uni.edu and include clear identification of the work, preferably with URL.

Object Description

1 PDF file (36 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Included in

Education Commons

Share

COinS