Peter Albion

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Previous research has identified graduating teachers’ dispositions towards teaching with Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) as a significant issue for teacher preparation programs. Both increased community access to ICTs and changes to the teacher preparation program may have affected those dispositions in recent years. Although it is not(More)
The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) (Ajzen, 1985) was utilised as the theoretical framework for predicting and explaining Science and Mathematics teachers’ intentions and use of ICT in teaching. The study employed of six-part self-report survey questionnaire: (1) demographic information, (2) Attitudes towards use of ICT, (3) Subjective Norms, (4)(More)
Since the emergence of computers in schools during the 1980’s, there have been considerable developments by education systems and schools to develop policies and expectations for the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance learning and teaching. These have not always translated into practice, which has resulted in a focus on the(More)
Teachers in the 21st century are facing new challenges as a result of the expanding possibilities of ICT integration in every aspect of the school milieu. Studies have shown the potential of teacher professional development (TPD) that is tailored to local conditions as well as global components and takes advantage of mutual support among teachers, as well(More)
Compared to earlier forms of distance education online education is characterised by increased opportunities for productive interaction of learners with content, instructors and peers. Although online courses typically include discussion spaces for interaction, relatively little has been published about what motivates students to participate in the(More)
This article introduces the main outcomes of discussions at EDUsummIT 2011 by the specific Technical Working Group on Teacher Professional Development (TWG3). The focus was to explore how professional development of teachers may ensure that teachers are better prepared to use information and communication technology (ICT) to promote 21st century learning.(More)