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Barriers Impeding Technology Integration in Education
Journalism & Communication
Pages 45 (11295 words)
Abstract Technology in education is the way for education in the 21st century. Scholars, teachers and all the stakeholders of the issue of technology in education agree to the significance of the connection between the two. However, despite the unanimity in attitude and belief that integration of technology in classroom pedagogy is essential in learning, fact remains that technological integration in classroom pedagogy is not overwhelming.
The research question that directed the whole research is What are the barriers hindering teachers in adopting technological integration in their classroom pedagogy? From this issue, several sub-questions have been posed to clarify the various concepts embedded in the research. These questions are 1. What is technological integration? What are the stages of technological integration? 2. What are the effects of technological integration to students learning process? 3. What are some of the current best practices used for the integration of technology in classroom pedagogy? 4. How does the issue of funding affect the integration of technology in classroom pedagogy? To answer these questions, both primary data and secondary data have been generated and collected. For the collection of primary data, a qualitative research using in-depth interview of nine participants and group discussion/sharing with four participants have been conducted. The collected data collected data have been examined, coded, evaluated, assessed and analyzed several times to find themes, patterns and relationships in each case and across other cases. ...
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