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Evaluation to Planning: Technology Integration in a School of Education Article

, Bowling Green State University, United States

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 8, Number 3, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This article describes the early stages of technology planning
that includes: the development of a technology integration
task force; the evaluation of current faculty levels of technol-ogy
proficiency, integration, and implementation of the
NCATE technology standards within the SUNY Oswego
School of Education; and the development of recommenda-tions
for a long range technology plan. A primary goal of the
task force was that implementation of a long range technolo-gy
plan would result in increased proficiencies and class-room
integration among education faculty members and
would ultimately lead to increased technology proficiency
among education students. The evaluation consisted of the
administration of two surveys that measured level of technol-ogy
proficiency, frequency and type of classroom integration
of technology, course implementation of NCATE technology
standards for teachers, barriers to technology integration, and
desired topics and format for technology training. Sixty-five
full time education faculty members were administered the
surveys through campus mail. Results (N=45) revealed that
moderate to high levels of faculty proficiency and integration
were limited to the areas of word processing, e-mail, and In-ternet
related activities. The leading predictor of implementa-tion
of NCATE standards was not overall proficiency of
computer hardware/applications but proficiency in instruc-tional
methods of technology integration. Recommendations
for long range planning address equipment, faculty training,
and programmatic changes.

Citation

Vannatta, R.A. (2000). Evaluation to Planning: Technology Integration in a School of Education. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 8(3), 231-246. Charlottesville, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.

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