Integrating learning technology into classrooms: The importance of teachers' perceptions

Chris Cope, Peter Ward, Department of IT, La Trobe University, Euroa Secondary College

The integration of learning technologies into high school classrooms is being promoted and supported around the world. This journal article outlines a qualitative study of high school teachers' perceptions of learning technologies. Underlying the study was a theoretical background that highlighted the importance of appropriate perceptions to successful integration of learning technologies into classrooms. A limited number of different perceptions of learning technologies were identified. This article provides strong support for the necessity of professional development for teachers. This article is from the electronic journal, Educational Technology & Society.

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Grade Level: Graduate/ProfessionalKeywords: Phenomenographic research, Student Perceptions