Elementary School Teachers' Perceptions of Student Motivation to Use Classroom Integrated Technology
School of Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD)
technology integration, perceptions, motivation, teachers, students
Curriculum and Instruction | Education
Webb, Jason Lynn, "Elementary School Teachers' Perceptions of Student Motivation to Use Classroom Integrated Technology" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3801.
The integration of technology into the classroom transforms curriculum design and instructional methods. Research suggests that the perspectives of teachers and students are not always in agreement regarding the influence of classroom integrated technology on learning motivation. The purpose of this causal-comparative study was to determine if there is a significant difference in how teachers perceive the influence of technology integration on student learning motivation based on teacher gender, teacher weekly hours of computer use, and teacher years of teaching experience. The study used the Teacher Attitudes toward Classroom Computing Scale to collect data from 238 4th- and 5th-grade rural schoolteacher participants from low-socioeconomic areas to determine teachers’ views of student motivation when using classroom integrated technology. A one-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used to analyze teacher perceptions of students’ motivation using classroom integrated technology, teacher gender, teacher weekly hours of computer use, and teacher years of teaching experience. Results indicated no statistically significant difference in 4th- and 5th-grade rural schoolteacher perceptions of the influence of classroom integrated technology on student motivation based on teacher gender, teacher weekly hours of computer use, and teacher years of teaching experience. Since teachers provide the classroom instruction and make decisions regarding the integration of classroom technology, further studies regarding the integration of classroom technology and teacher perceptions of student motivation to use technology may improve knowledge delivery and student performance.