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Using a Low-Threshold Application to Reduce Teacher Anxiety Toward Computers
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, , University of Texas at Brownsville, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Computer anxiety is one of the greatest inhibitors to teachers learning to use technology. Gerard and Sleeth (1996) argue that it is one of the biggest challenges facing trainers of technology today. Thus, innovative methods of training must be developed to reduce teacher anxiety toward computers. One such training method involves digital storytelling, a process by which teachers use computers to create and tell personal stories. This paper describes the effect of one-day training using a low-threshold application in digital storytelling on teachers' anxiety toward computers.

Citation

Butler, J. & Corbeil, R. (2007). Using a Low-Threshold Application to Reduce Teacher Anxiety Toward Computers. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1410-1416). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 22, 2020 from .