Perceptions of Public Educators Regarding Accessibility to Technology and the Importance of Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum

Authors

  • Geana W. Mitchell Bevill State Community College
  • Elisha C. Wohleb Auburn University
  • Leane B. Skinner Auburn University

Keywords:

Technology, Technology across the curicullum, Public schools, Public teachers

Abstract

Purpose: This research study was designed to determine if teachers’ attitudes toward the utilization of technology, the availability of resources and equipment to educators, and the amount of technology training that the educator had received are affected by specific demographic factors. These factors were also used to determine if a relationship existed between the educators’ access to technology and their use of technology in instruction.

Method: A descriptive research design employing the survey method was used to collect data from teachers in one county in a southeastern state.

Results: Teachers with fewer years of teaching experience utilized technology more than seasoned teachers. Special education teachers, elective subject teachers, and career and technical education teachers utilized technology less than teachers who taught other subjects. Participants indicated that the availability of technology resources and equipment was not always sufficient or available when needed. Participants noted that adequate technology training was being provided to teachers on how to use and integrate technology into the curriculum. Teachers who have access to technology are reportedly utilizing it for classroom instruction; thus, schools should consider additional funding for technology resources.

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Published

2016-12-01

How to Cite

Mitchell, G. W., Wohleb, E. C., & Skinner, L. B. (2016). Perceptions of Public Educators Regarding Accessibility to Technology and the Importance of Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum. Journal of Research In Business Education, 57(2), 14-25. https://jrbe.nbea.org/index.php/jrbe/article/view/55

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