Computer Technology In The Classrooms: What Teachers Say?
John Ronghua Ouyang, Kennesaw State University, United States ; Henry Wang, Bemidji State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Computers are everywhere. However, when we compare the typical school environment to the business environment, it is noticed that schools have lagged far behind in implementing the use of computers. The results of implementation of computers in teaching and learning are apparently not as glorious as educators and researchers expected. Then, what classroom teachers believe today? What should we be aware of the implementation of computer technology in pre-service teachers training? Presenters randomly selected more than 57 pre-service and in-service teachers to talk about the computer technology in the classrooms. Based on teachers' perspectives, presenters found that some classrooms are still lacking of computers, which is definitely blocking the way of implementation of computer technology in the classroom instruction and learning. Presenters also realize that there is a difference between pre-service and in-service teachers' perspectives on how to use computers in the classroom settings. In this paper, presenters summarize teachers' perspectives, discuss the implementation of computer technology in instruction, and provide insight views of pre-service teachers training.
Ouyang, J.R. & Wang, H. (1999). Computer Technology In The Classrooms: What Teachers Say?. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1439-1443). Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).