Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Obstacles to Integration of Technology


Question: What are perceived obstacles to teachers’ integrating technologies into the curriculum?

> Lack of time within a class period (Bauer & Kenton, 2005).

> Lack of access to technology (Bauer & Kenton, 2005; Honan, 2008; Stolle, 2008; Zhao et al., 2002).

> Lack of technical support (Bauer & Kenton, 2005; Ertmer et al, 1999); Stolle, 2008; Zhao et al, 2002).

> Lack of time to plan for integrating ICTs into instruction (Ertner et al., 1999).

> Lack of time to teach basic computing skills (Bauer & Kenton, 2005); Warschauer et al., 2004).

 > Lack of incentives to integrate technology (Zhao et al., 2002).

Two other problems in integrating technology into the classroom: professional development on how to integrate technology and lack of time to integrate ICTs because of high stakes testing.

Comment: The latter two problems are especially important. RayS.

Title: “Teachers’ Perceptions of Integrating Information and Communication Technologies [ICTs], into Literacy Instruction: A National Survey in the United States;.” A Hutchison and D Reinking. Reading Research Quarterly (October/November/December 2011), 312-33.

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