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dc.contributor.convenorSamantha Smith
dc.contributor.authorJamieson-Proctor, Romina
dc.contributor.authorFinger, Glenn
dc.contributor.editorAustralian Council for Computers in Education
dc.description.abstractA review of the literature about student use of ICT and the impact of ICT use on learning reveals a complexity of rationales and terminology that underwrite ICT initiatives; various dimensions and stages of integration; inherent methodological difficulties; obstacles to integration such as teacher ICT confidence, expertise and beliefs about the potential for ICT to make a difference to student learning; teacher professional development; school technological infrastructure and support; and the need for ICT leadership (Jamieson-Proctor, Burnett, Finger, & Watson, 2006). This paper investigates the overarching research question - Are ICT initiatives having the desired impact on teaching and learning in schools? It provides a synthesis of the results of recent investigations by us in Queensland State and Catholic schools involving 2652 teachers from 168 schools across the two systems. Significant statistical findings that link teachers' confidence in using ICT with students, to the quantity and quality of students' use of ICT for learning are highlighted. The findings support the hypothesis that current ICT initiatives are having less than the desired result in both Queensland systems. The paper concludes with a call for Australia-wide research to unpack and address the factors, such as teacher confidence, that are currently constraining the use of ICT within Australian schooling systems.
dc.publisherAustralian Council for Computers in Education
dc.publisher.placeCanberra, Australia
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameACEC 2008
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleAustralian Computers in Education Conference 2008
dc.relation.ispartoflocationCanberra, Australia
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducational Technology and Computing
dc.titleACT to improve ICT use for learning: A synthesis of studies of teaacher confidence in using ICT in two Queensland schooling systems
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE2 - Conferences (Non Refereed)
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
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gro.griffith.authorFinger, Glenn D.

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