1984 News Articles Updatemr. Becker's Classroom

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This article reports selected results of a study in which teachers’ perceptions, opinions, and attitudes about instructional computing were examined. Implications about equitable access to computers in public schools are described. The data were gathered via a questionnaire mailed to 510 sixth-grade teachers in K-6 structured public schools. Significant findings concerning the nature of teachers’ thoughts and experiences with instructional computing, and the potential effect of those factors on students’ access to computers, are reported. As a needs assessment, this study provides useful information to instructional designers about how teachers perceive the computer and its use in their classrooms. Based upon the study, factors to consider when designing computer-based instruction for implementation in schools are suggested.

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Knupfer, N.N. Teachers’ beliefs about instructional computing: Implications for instructional designers. Journal of Instructional Development11, 29–38 (1988). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02905302

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