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Title: Barriers When Implementing mLearning and Digital Literacy in Urban K-8 Classrooms
Authors: Engen, Christopher
Supervisor(s): Ally, Mohamed (Centre for Distance Education), Blodgett-Griffin, Cynthia (Centre for Distance Education)
Examining Committee: Wen, Dunwei (Faculty of Science and Technology)
Degree: M.Ed.(DE)
Department: Centre for Distance Education
Keywords: Mobile learning
ICT device use in the classroom
K-8 urban school
primary school
implementation of ICT devices and the accompanying training
implement strong pedagogical values and practices
digital literacy
Barriers to mLearning
Mixed methods study
Issue Date: 24-May-2017
Abstract: This mixed methods study researched the barriers perceived by teachers in k-8 schools in an urban school district when implementing mLearning and digital literacy through the use of ICT devices in the classroom. With 41 elementary schools in the division, 4 were chosen using the convenience sampling principle with a total of 80 teaching staff members. 25 teachers chose to participate, which was a 31% participation rate. This study concluded that implementation of ICT devices and the accompanying training was not made available for teachers in a timely manner. The division has supplied ICT devices for classroom use but failed to fully implement strong pedagogical values and practices among the staff. The devices that have been made available are not enough for classrooms to use on a regular basis with teachers feeling that the current outcome of digital literacy and fluency cannot be met.
Graduation Date: Jun-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/231
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