Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Computer-assisted instruction; Teachers--Attitudes;
With the introduction of computer literacy into curriculum, teachers' attitudes toward computer technology and computer adoption in the classroom teaching remain major concerns for educators. This paper is intended to review the literature on teachers' attitudes toward the use of computer technology as an instructional tool in classroom teaching and factors influencing their attitudes toward their use of computers. Their attitudes differ but are positive about teaching with computers if some barriers are overcome and some problems are solved, such as lack of training and accessibility.
The literature review reveals that teachers have concerns and anxieties concerning computer technology, its effectiveness in learning, the quality and availability of appropriate software, time required for learning computer technology and some other unanticipated problems through using the software in their teaching. Finally, the literature review suggests that sufficient teacher training and professional support are the crucial elements to changing teachers' attitudes toward more positive direction and improving their classroom use of computers to achieve the successful implementation and integration of computer technology into curriculum in education.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1997 Huiping Ding
Ding, Huiping, "Teachers' attitudes toward computer technology and factors influencing their attitudes and adoption of computer technology in classroom instruction : a literature review" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 530.