Teachers appear to lack sufficient preparation and background to incorporate substantive
electronic learning into their teaching contexts.
- While over 50 per cent of teachers feel comfortable with traditional computer
applications (e.g., word processing, tutorials, games, publishing), less than 10 per cent
consider themselves competent to use more involved formats such as electronic network
collaboration, problem solving applications, or multimedia. -Office of Technology
Assessment, U.S. Congress, 1995.
- Only 20 per cent of teachers feel prepared to integrate electronic learning into
their classrooms -National Center for Educational Statistics, 1999.
- Of 416 teacher preparation institutions surveyed, most report that technology use
is not integrated into regular coursework or field experiences.
-Milken Exchange on Educational Technology, 1999
- The public school classroom has traditionally been the last institutional space in
American society to be penetrated by any new technology, be it calculators, VCRs, or
computers (Solomon, 1991).