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Perrotta, Carlo – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This paper focuses on the relationship between rational beliefs, culture and agency in formal school settings. This relationship is analysed in the context of the adoption of technological innovations. Interviews and focus groups with 39 secondary teachers from England and other European countries were carried out. The analysis highlights a number…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement, Adoption (Ideas), Decision Making
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Passey, Don – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The subject of computer science (CS) and computer science education (CSE) has relatively recently arisen as a subject for inclusion within the compulsory school curriculum. Up to this present time, a major focus of technologies in the school curriculum has in many countries been on applications of existing technologies into subject practice (both…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Integrated Curriculum, Required Courses, Educational Policy
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Sanchez, Eric; Young, Shawn; Jouneau-Sion, Caroline – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
In this article, we discuss the concept of gamification, based on a literature review and preliminary feedback from teachers using "Classcraft," a role-playing game supported by a digital platform and a mobile application that were developed to answer high school teachers' classroom management needs. Our results come from two experiments…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Oriented Programs, Role Playing, Secondary School Teachers
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Alvarenga, Cacilda Encarnação Augusto; Ginestié, Jacques; Brandt-Pomares, Pascale – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This study investigated the use of digital learning objects in elementary and secondary schools. The specific objectives were: a) to identify the frequency with which learning object are used by teachers, the type of object most frequently used, the teaching strategies that is more frequently adopted, the main reason for the use of learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Pacurar, Ecaterina; Abbas, Nargis – Education and Information Technologies, 2015
This research investigates the effective use of Digital Work Environment (DWE) in France. A theoretical framework based on the pedagogical engineering approach is used to propose an hypothetical model, which results in an explained variable of intention for the pedagogical use of an educational technology. The sex, the teaching disciplines, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Intention, Technology Uses in Education