Technology in teaching : an analysis of one school staff's experience in developing personal computer skills through the implementation of the Alberta ICT curriculum

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Wilson, Alastair
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2002
A policy of curricular technology integration has been initiated in all Alberta schools through huge investments in technological and human resources. Educators have been mandated by the government to provide technology-based learning opportunities, but are teachers truly in a position to deliver on those expectations? This project will examine teacher technology skill development at an Alberta school during the course of 1 year. This issue will be examined from a program improvement point of view with the recognition that technology program planning is more than an ordered shopping list; it involves the beliefs, skills, and attitudes of those who will be implementing the program. Success relative to long-term goals of curriculum integration depends far less on hightech equipment than it does on the people using the equipment. This project lends itself to both anecdotal and empirical investigation and both components will be incorporated into the evaluation design. Through pre-/post-surveys, a better understanding will emerge regarding teacher technology skill development at the school level. This new understanding will be critical in future planning of teacher professional development and support.
viii, 48 leaves ; 29 cm. --
Educational technology , Computer assisted instruction