A case study of the impact of the use of information technology on teachers work at the high school level

Reid, Scott (Michael Scott) (1999) A case study of the impact of the use of information technology on teachers work at the high school level. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This study provides new images of teachers who are pioneers in the use of information technology in the classes they teach. This study looks at teachers at a high school which is a leader in using information technology in the classroom. The findings indicate that most of the teachers participating in this study were enthusiastic about the possibilities that information technology holds for classroom use. Examples are given of how information technology is impacting on teachers' work and attitudes, professional development, professionalization. intensification, discipline, and students views of the world. Teachers insights on the future of teaching and acceptable use of technology were also examined. Ten issues were identified which could determine the success or failure of the use of information technology in High Schools. These include: maintenance, inequalities, security of school information, cost and need for training, information overload, pace of change and stress, plagiarism, control by big business, finding good software, and do the benefits outweigh the disadvantages.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9039
Item ID: 9039
Additional Information: Bibliography: pages 80-83.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1999
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: High school teachers--Effect of technological innovations on; Computer-assisted instruction; Information superhighway in education; Education--Data processing

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