The Integration of Technology Into Teaching By University College of Education Faculty
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AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the integration and diffusion of instructional technology (IT) into teaching by college of education (COE) faculty at a land grant, Midwestern University. The Survey of Technology Use in the COE was used to collect information from tenure track faculty. The framework used to analyze survey data was the Learning Adoption Trajectory Model (Sherry, Billig, Gibson, & Tavalin, 2000) which categorized faculty as Teacher as Learner, Teacher as Adopter, Teacher as Co-Learner, Teacher as Reaffirmer, or Teacher as Leader. The most frequent reported category (15 faculty) was teacher as adopter. According to this research investigation faculty learn about technology by collaborating with someone in the technology field, collaborating with someone who reports to be a teacher as leader, or by personal learning experiences.