Browsing Master's Theses by Author "Greenan, Jessica"
Teacher success in technology integration.Greenan, Jessica (2015)The following study investigated how teachers successfully integrated technology into their classrooms by overcoming many barriers. Barriers included time, money, access, professional development, and understanding technology pedagogy. Teachers at the prekindergarten and elementary level completed a survey including multiple choice and constructed response questions. Professionals who responded to this survey used technology sometimes in their classrooms and discussed barriers they had to overcome, and are dealing with in order to successfully integrate technology. Teachers provided strategies and ideas on what they thought would be beneficial for helping the integration process. It was discovered that many teachers have not been taught ways of using technology effectively and need more professional development and guidance from administrators in order to use technology in a meaningful way. Most of these teachers dealt with issues with technology access, understanding technology pedagogy, and lack of support