The relationship among level of knowledge, and comfort with both differentiated instruction and instructional technology and teachers’ attitude toward the use of computers

ID: 27741 Type: Virtual Brief Paper
  1. Margherita Proscia, Frances Ulrich, Elsa-Sofia Morote, and Peter Nicolino, Dowling College, United States

Abstract: This study sought to determine whether the level of knowledge, and comfort with both differentiated instruction (DI), and instructional technology (IT), can be used to predict teachers’ attitude toward the use of computers. The participants, 123 teachers for this investigation were teachers in the Kindergarten through sixth grade public school system from Long Island, New York. The study found there is an inverse relationship for both a teacher’s level of knowledge and comfort with differentiated instruction and the use of computers in the classroom. With regard to teachers’ attitude toward the use of computers, attitude had a strong correlation with instructional technology but, had a negative correlation with a teacher’s comfort level with DI.

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