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Pew Secondary Data Analysis: How Technology Leanings of Net Generation Educators May Shape Technology Integration in the Classroom
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, University of Kansas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Technology integration by inservice educators has been the subject of ongoing debate. Key factors such as comfort with technology and teaching philosophy have been linked to increased classroom technology integration. The Net Generation, individuals born since 1982, are postulated to be more likely to use advanced technologies in all facets of life. This secondary analysis asks if so-called Net Generation individuals are significantly different than preceding generations in their use of technology. Using the Annual Pew Gadgets Survey 2006, a multiple regression analysis is used to determine what variables are significantly predictive of increased technology use and if a predictive regression equation can be deduced from the data. Findings indicate that individuals in the Net Generation are more likely to use advanced technologies, and to use them more frequently, than are previous generations. The implications for education and teacher education are closely examined and recommendations for further research are made.

Citation

Steinbrecher, T. (2008). Pew Secondary Data Analysis: How Technology Leanings of Net Generation Educators May Shape Technology Integration in the Classroom. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2243-2250). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 18, 2019 from .

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