Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The purpose of this study was to find out what factors influence teacher education faculty to use computers/CAI in their teaching. Thirty (30) elementary and secondary Methods of Teaching faculty from the College of Education of the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) were randomly selected and interviewed using an interview protocol. Participants were categorized as Direct Users (n=9), Indirect Users (n=l2), and Non-Users (n=9). Interviews were held with each participant lasting for approximately thirty (30) minutes each. Factors which seem to influence computer/CAI use were subject area taught, having a computer at home, willingness to take risks, experience with computers, finger-tip access to the available resources, availability of software related to their subject area, and support and feedback from colleagues.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©1992 Winston Mayers
Mayers, Winston, "Factors associated with teacher education faculty employing the use of computers/CAI in their teaching" (1992). Graduate Research Papers. 2886.