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Conditions that Facilitate Teachers' Internet Use in Schools with High Internet Connectivity: Preliminary Findings
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Selected Research and Development Presentations at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division,

Abstract

This study examined the presence of Ely's conditions that facilitate innovation, as reported by Internet-using teachers in leading-edge schools. The conditions that make up the framework are: (1) dissatisfaction with the status quo; (2) existence of knowledge and skills; (3) availability of resources; (4) availability of time; (5) existence of rewards or incentives; (6) expectation and encouragement of participation; (7) commitment by those who are involved; and (8) evidence of leadership. Data were collected from a national survey of teachers (n=238) in approximately half of the 250 schools registered in the National School Network. Preliminary findings are discussed for each of the eight conditions. Tables and graphs present data related to Internet use, including: perception that students would benefit; reasons for use; Internet skills; classroom skills; presence of resource-related conditions; access-related resources; number of simultaneous connections; time available for teacher planning; extrinsic rewards/incentives; extent to which teacher input is sought by decision makers; teacher involvement in other related activities; commitment to planning; level of support; percent of teachers/administrators who use the Internet; leadership; and extraordinary efforts. (Contains 42 references.) (DLS)

Citation

Ravitz, J. (1998). Conditions that Facilitate Teachers' Internet Use in Schools with High Internet Connectivity: Preliminary Findings. Presented at Selected Research and Development Presentations at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division 1998. Retrieved January 22, 2020 from .

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