Faculty’s Perceptions toward the Relationships between Pedagogical Use of Emerging Technologies and Classroom Technology Infusion
Weichieh Wayne Yu, Chang Gung University of Science & Technology, Taiwan ; Chunfu Charlie Lin, Jenny Wang, National Formosa University, Taiwan ; Chia-Hao Chang, Mei-Hsin Ho, Chang Gung University of Science & Technology, Taiwan
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This paper reports teachers’ perceptions toward the relationships between pedagogical use of emerging technologies and classroom technology infusion. Understanding the relationship between learning theory and technology was considered important because educational practices are rationalized based on proven learning principles and processes. A self-reported questionnaire was used to gather data from 313 full- and part-time nursing teachers in a Taiwanese Nursing Institute during the 2012-2013 academic year. The results of the study revealed that many of the teachers who took part in this study believed in using learning theories as a foundation for selection technology for instruction. Nevertheless, a substantial number of teachers were not sure that they used learning theories to inform their selection of basic software technology for instruction. Also a reasonable proportion of teachers acknowledged that they did not consider learning principles as the based for applying software applications into instruction. It is of great importance for teachers to recognize that the heart of good technology integration lie with the recognition of the relationship between technology and pedagogy. The goal of the study is to provide data to technology trainers and specialists to help them develop appropriate professional training materials and address teachers’ needs during technology profession training in a way that connects pedagogical knowledge and technology.
Yu, W.W., Lin, C.C., Wang, J., Chang, C.H. & Ho, M.H. (2014). Faculty’s Perceptions toward the Relationships between Pedagogical Use of Emerging Technologies and Classroom Technology Infusion. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 2137-2144). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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