Understanding Oklahoma agricultural teachers' use of and attitudes toward using the internet in the classroom
Laura Kathleen Martin, Oklahoma State University, United States
Oklahoma State University . Awarded
Scope and Method of Study. The purpose of this study was to describe how Oklahoma agricultural education teachers used educational Internet-based resources in classroom and laboratory instruction. Research objectives included describing how agricultural educators used the Internet in their classrooms as well as describing teachers’ attitudes toward using the Internet. The population included teachers from four out of the five Oklahoma agricultural education districts (N=367). This study was conducted using quantitative research methods and utilized the established instrument Perceptions of Computers & Technology (Hogarty, Lang, & Kromrey, 2003).
Findings and Conclusions. In general, Oklahoma agricultural educators held agreeable attitudes toward utilizing technology in the classroom. Computers with Internet access were available to almost every teacher and student. However, teachers indicated they were only using the technology at a moderate level, and mostly for secondary activities like research and communication. Less than half the teachers felt they had adequate training in computers and they mostly had to train themselves through personal trial and error. Oklahoma agricultural educators felt their school district encouraged the use of computers.
Martin, L.K. Understanding Oklahoma agricultural teachers' use of and attitudes toward using the internet in the classroom. Master's thesis, Oklahoma State University.
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