Western Pacific Teachers’ Perceptions of Implementing Technology in the Classroom
1Roque Indalecio, 2 Sunddip Panesar-Aguilar, 3Debra Tyrrell
1,3Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
2Univeristy of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL
DOI : https://doi.org/10.47191/ijsshr/v5-i1-09

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At a Western Pacific Region school district with six public high schools, district administrators implemented an educational technology training program (ETTP) to improve technology integration in the classroom as measured by the Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool, but there was no follow-up to determine how the teachers perceived the ETTP and to identify the experiences of teachers related to instructional technology after taking the district training. This basic qualitative study, guided by the technology acceptance model, addressed this problem in the district by exploring how the teachers perceived the technology professional development program provided by the district and the teachers’ experiences related to instructional technology after taking the district training. The purposeful sample included 13 Western Pacific Region high school teachers who were interviewed via Zoom. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis to create codes, categories, and themes. The participants perceived the ETTP as helpful because they learned new tools and increased their confidence in using technology in their classrooms. Results showed that after completing the ETTP, teachers still needed content-specific technology training and continuous professional development. High school teachers expressed the need for these trainings to continue integrating technology using up-to-date technology tools. Rethinking science professional development is one potential form of social change.


Technology, technology acceptance model, online learning, online blended curriculum, technology training, Technology implementation, teaching and learning.


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