Committee Chair

Miller, Ted L.

Committee Member

Rausch, David W.; Crawford, Elizabeth K.; Line, Nathaniel D.

Department

Dept. of Education

College

College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to better understand how a one to one (1:1) Chromebook classroom initiative diffused in a rural public school system. To investigate this process a unique three part mixed methods study was created. In phase one of the study, teachers using a 1:1 Chromebook classroom were asked to participate in an online quantitative survey. In phase two, a Delphi technique was used to create an interview questionnaire. In phase three, one-on-one interviews were administered to 17 teachers with different levels of innovativeness. Specifically, this study was designed to investigate how factors such as perceived ease of use (PEOU), perceived use (PU), teacher demographic characteristics, and time of adoption related to teacher innovativeness. The findings of the study indicated that PEOU, PU, teachers’ ages, highest level of education, and time of adoption had a statistically significant relationship with teacher innovativeness. The results of this research can be used by teachers and school leaders to help understand how 1:1 technology is being adopted by school level users and determine what best practices can be utilized to help facilitate the diffusion of a 1:1 Chromebook classroom.

Degree

Ph. D.; A dissertation submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Date

12-2019

Subject

Educational tests and measurements; Educational technology; Computer-assisted instruction

Keyword

One-to-one; Educational technology; Diffusion; Adoption

Document Type

Doctoral dissertations

Extent

xvi, 224 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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