Integration of computers into the curriculum
|Title||Integration of computers into the curriculum: How teachers may hinder students' use of computers|
|Author(s)||Xiufeng Liu, Robert MacMillan, Vianne Timmons|
|Journal||McGill Journal of Education|
|Abstract||Research has shown that although the integration of computers into the curriculum by teachers remains minimal, students have consistently demonstrated a positive attitude toward computers. In this paper, we report a study that examines the secondary school students' use of computers for learning. We have focused on a high school in Nova Scotia. Based on the data we collected from surveying and interviewing both students and teachers, we identified the limited use of computers for learning by students, the dependency of students on teachers for integration, the constraints of teachers on students, and the reasons for the constraints of teachers on students in terms of teachers' practical difficulties and attitudes toward computers. Based on the above findings,we have discussed implications for the planning and implementation of integrating computers into the school curriculum. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.|
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