Doctor of Education (EdD)
Curriculum and Instruction
First Committee Member
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The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent current educational software was meeting the needs of teachers in integrating technology into the curriculum as well as what changes needed to occur in educational software to make it more effective; A Delphi method was used to gather data. This process was used to help build a consensus among a homogeneous group of participants through a series of queries and surveys in order for the participants to refine their judgements; This study found five overarching themes: (a) instructional design issues, (b) curriculum, (c) materials, (d) cost, and (e) meeting specific needs. The cost of software was a concern throughout the study. The belief that educational software should be grounded in education in both content and purpose was also a major concern. Deficiencies and suggestions for improvement were found.
Beliefs; Delphi; Educational; Educational Software; Instructional Design; Software; Study; Teachers; Technology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Williams, Diana Leigh, "Teacher beliefs about educational software now and in the future: A Delphi study" (1998). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3073.
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