Effective use of classroom technology in the Canadian Forces: determining the instructors' knowledge of and ascription to use of technology

Purse, Edward R. (2006) Effective use of classroom technology in the Canadian Forces: determining the instructors' knowledge of and ascription to use of technology. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

There is a common perception that Canadian Forces (CF) instructors do not effectively employ classroom technologies. Based upon initial research, it appeared that instructor training might be part of the problem. Accordingly, a study was conducted to look at CF instructors' knowledge of and ascription to the use of classroom technologies. Using a small convenience sample of CF instructors and interviews with Instructor Supervisors, Standards personnel and Training Development Subject Matter Experts the research concluded that CF instructors have insufficient knowledge and skill in the employment of classroom technologies. However, they have a positive attitude towards using technology. The study also found two barriers to effective employment of classroom technologies: a lack of training, and a lack of evaluative infrastructure. The study recommends further research to identify the required technology competency standard, determine any training requirements, and establish an evaluation framework.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11298
Item ID: 11298
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 66-71).
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2006
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Educational technology--Canada.

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