Rural Teachers’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Technology Professional Development

ID: 35259 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Anna Witt Boriack, Beverly Alford, Danielle Bairrington Brown, Kayla Braziel Rollins, and Hersh Waxman, Texas A&M University, United States

Tuesday, March 6 11:50 AM-12:10 PM Location: Creekside I View on map

Presider: Md Mokter Hossain, University of Alabama, United States

Abstract: The present study examined the influence a federally funded technology implementation project had on technology-related professional development in six rural school districts in Texas. The results show that providing the schools more hardware, software, and professional development, via a technology grant, did not significantly change teachers’ perceptions of the effectiveness of technology-related professional development. These findings suggest that future technology-related professional development should include characteristics of effective professional development.


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