Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

4775

Date

2016

Date of Award

10-27-2016

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Major

Higher and Adult Education

Concentration

Higher Education

Committee Chair

Jeffery L. Wilson

Committee Member

Wendy Griswold

Committee Member

Colton D. Cockrum

Committee Member

Donna J. Menke

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze undergraduate teacher candidates' perceptions on integrating technology in the classroom. The study was embedded in the "Technology Pedagogical Content Knowledge" theoretical model. A sample of 143 undergraduate teacher candidates participated in the study. They were asked to address items on a survey featuring concepts related to teacher perceptions on integrating technology in the classroom. Data were analyzed using descriptives, analysis of variance, and regression analysis. The study contributes to existing research and missing information about teacher candidates' perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors on integrating technology in the classroom. The study revealed that the grade level taught was not a statistically significant predictor of teacher candidates' perceived competence, ability to plan for or apply technology, nor teacher candidates' ability to integrate technology in compliance with state and/or district standards. The study revealed that teacher candidates' belief factors was a statistically significant predictor of teacher candidates' ability to plan for and to apply technology in the learning environment.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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