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Which factors obstruct or stimulate teacher educators to use ICT innovatively?


Computers & Education Volume 51, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This article discusses the factors which stimulate or limit the innovative use of ICT by teacher educators in the Netherlands. Innovative use of ICT is defined as the use of ICT applications that support the educational objectives based on the needs of the current knowledge society. Explorative path analysis and case studies were used to study the potential influencing factors. Results show that several factors on teacher level influence the implementation of innovative ICT-use in education. Especially, teachers who are so-called ‘personal entrepreneurs’ are important for the integration of ICT in teacher education. School level factors turn out to be of limited importance for innovative use of ICT. This indicates a limited involvement of the management of teacher training institutes towards the use of ICT within the curriculum.


Drent, M. & Meelissen, M. (2008). Which factors obstruct or stimulate teacher educators to use ICT innovatively?. Computers & Education, 51(1), 187-199. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved January 27, 2023 from .

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