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Educational technology;


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.

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Master of Arts in Education

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Sharon E. Smaldino


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