Examining Technology Adoption by Mathematics Professors
Thursday, March 28 4:00-4:30 PM
Presider:Ajay Das, SUNY Empire State College, United States
This case study examined four mathematics professors technology adoption at one university. The three stages in which university faculty moves in the technology adoption process suggested by Celsi and Wolfinbarger (2002) was used to determine the mathematics professors level of technology adoption. Results indicated that three mathematics professors demonstrated as “initial” users of technology. A more “engaged” or constructivist approach was demonstrated by one mathematic professor where he encouraged his students to be active learners. He modeled the use of technology in the lab to facilitate active learning where the technology (computer and Mathematica program) involves student interaction with the content that allows knowledge building and construction.