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This paper summarises findings from several commissioned studies, doctoral dissertations, and federally-funded technology in education projects coordinated by the authors in conjunction with international colleagues over the past five years. It features evidence regarding the impact of information technologies on teacher training and student achievement,(More)
Two new instruments created to assess perceptions of science , Technology, engineering, and Math (sTeM) disciplines and careers are analyzed and found to have respectable to excellent internal consistency reliability, as well as good content, construct, and criterion-related validity for the areas assessed. Cronbach's alpha for the individual scales on the(More)
Positive teacher attitudes toward computers are widely recognized as a necessary condition for effective use of information technology in the classroom (Woodrow, 1992). To measure attitudes toward technology, it is important to have valid and reliable instruments. In this study, the authors used confirmatory factor analysis to verify construct validity for(More)
at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. This invitational summit brought together an international group of 120 researchers, policy-makers, teachers, journal editors, private sector leaders, and winners of the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education. They came to discuss critical issues in the use of Information and(More)
This paper introduces a new perspective on information behavior in Web 2.0 environments, including the role of mobile access in bridging formal to informal learning. Kuhlthau's (1991, 2007) Information Search Process (ISP) model is identified as a theoretical basis for exploring Information Seeking attitudes and behaviors, while social learning and literacy(More)