The Center for Research on Information Technology & Organizations Presents - Internet Use by Teachers

by Henry J. Becker - September 13, 2000

Patterns of teacher and student use of the internet from a national survey


Although the potential impact of computer technologies on teaching and learning goes far beyond the Internet, the Internet's rapid growth in the last two to three years suggested that we devote our first presentation of findings from the TLC survey to Internet use by teachers and their students. An earlier analysis of the same data was presented at Tel-Ed 1998, San Antonio, TX, October 30th, 1998. This paper provides a revised and more extended analysis, and includes information about...

· How frequently teachers and students use the Internet and in what ways

· To what extent teachers value having the Internet in their own classroom

· How much access teachers have to the Internet

· Variations in Internet use and perceived value by the teacher’s level of Internet access

· Variations in Internet use and value by teaching responsibility

· Internet use and value by professional experience and technology expertise

· Internet use and value by whether teachers participated in staff development

· Internet use and value by the school professional climate

· Internet use and value by the teacher's pedagogical approach

· Combined effects on Internet use of all predicting factors

A further-revised and extended version of this paper will include information about access to the Internet at the school-level, information on how Internet use is affected by school support for technology, and additional multivariate analyses of teacher use not included here.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 13, 2000 ID Number: 10477, Date Accessed: 10/24/2021 3:29:07 PM

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