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Use of Instructional Technology in Schools: Lessons to be Learned, The

The Use of Instructional Technology in Schools examines teachers’ use of the major instructional technologies over the last century - from the days of silent film, radio and slide shows through to the modern interactive whiteboard and the Web. It explores the reasons why so few teachers have used these technologies and why, even in today’s digital world, the most commonly used classroom tools are the pen, paper and teaching board.

The book provides decision makers with an invaluable insight into the million dollar question: What is required to get all teachers across the nation using the appropriate instructional technology as a normal part of everyday teaching? Without question, student learning is enhanced by adopting these new technologies.

Until now, research on why the majority of teachers use only the most basic tools in the classroom has been scarce. The Use of Instructional Technology in Schools examines this phenomenon and, most importantly, identifies what is required to achieve teachers’ universal acceptance of instructional technologies.
Publication Details
Name of Publisher: ACER Press
Place of Publication: Camberwell, Vic.
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 9780864318886
Publication Year: 2009
Subject Covered: Education (Theory & practice); Vocational education