Teaching in a Digital Environment (TIDE): Defining and measuring teachers' capacity to develop students' digital information and communication skills
Magdalena Claro, Alvaro Salinas, Faculty of Education, Chile ; Tania Cabello-Hutt, Department of Sociology, United States ; Ernesto San Martín, Faculty of Mathematics, Chile ; David D. Preiss, Psychology School, Chile ; Susana Valenzuela, MIDE UC Measurement Center, Chile ; Ignacio Jara, Centro de Políticas Comparadas en Educación, Chile
Computers & Education Volume 121, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The study presented in this paper consisted in defining a Teaching in a Digital Environment (TIDE) capacity construct and developing a performance-based test to measure Chilean teachers' ability to teach students how to solve information and communication tasks in a digital environment. The test was applied to a sample of 828 in-service teachers in Chile, together with a characterization questionnaire. Results showed that very few Chilean teachers mastered all the tasks and that only one third were able to provide students with orientations in solving information and communication tasks, revealing that the majority are not playing a mediation role in a digital environment. In relation to explaining variables, science and younger teachers with more years of teaching experience performed better in the test. Nevertheless the low explanation provided by the variables included suggests that variables that have previously accounted for teachers ICT integration are not as good in predicting TIDE capacity. This shows the relevance of developing mixed methods research that together with quantitative data provides qualitative data to help explain this capacity in greater depth.
Claro, M., Salinas, A., Cabello-Hutt, T., San Martín, E., Preiss, D.D., Valenzuela, S. & Jara, I. (2018). Teaching in a Digital Environment (TIDE): Defining and measuring teachers' capacity to develop students' digital information and communication skills. Computers & Education, 121(1), 162-174. Elsevier Ltd.