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The Impact of Ubiquitous Computing on a Teacher's Practice: Factors and Conditions Affecting the Operationalizing of a Constructivist Teaching Philosophy
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, Mercyhurst College, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of how ubiquitous computing would affect an elementary teacher's ability to more fully operationalize an existing constructivist teaching philosophy. Research on computing technologies in K-12 schools documents that new technologies can act as a catalyst toward teacher change of instructional practices over time when using such technologies for teaching and learning. The literature also suggests that a teacher's use of computing technologies may contribute to a shift toward more constructivist teaching practices. This qualitative single case study investigated the impact of full-time in-school computer ubiquity via wireless laptops for every student and the teacher in this fifth grade classroom during the 2002-2003 school year. Qualitative methods were used in the gathering and analysis multiple forms of data. Findings supported this study's questions related to computing ubiquity and operationalized constructivist philosophy.

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Ransom, S. (2005). The Impact of Ubiquitous Computing on a Teacher's Practice: Factors and Conditions Affecting the Operationalizing of a Constructivist Teaching Philosophy. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1004-1012). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 21, 2020 from .

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