Date Approved

5-31-2002

Embargo Period

5-12-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Elementary Education

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Molinari, Louis

Subject(s)

Computer-assisted instruction; Educational technology

Disciplines

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of integration of technology in the classroom. Specifically, the study was to look at computer software and related Internet and telecommunication usage.

The study took place in Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties in New Jersey. Teachers in four public school districts from each county were invited to participate. A letter was sent to the chief administrator of each selected school district, explaining the purpose and significance of the study. A packet was also sent to each teacher in the participating schools. The packet included an introductory letter and a questionnaire. In addition, the questionnaire was posted on the Internet.

Differences were found in the actual use of telecommunications among the selected participating schools. Teachers and schools were using many, but not all of the technology standards recommended by the New Jersey Department of Education.

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