Female teachers' perception of utilizing technology in Social Studies in Saudi public schools.
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SubjectSocial sciences -- Study and teaching.; Teachers.; Technology.; Teaching -- Aids and devices.; Students -- Saudi Arabia.
This study aims to obtain an understanding of Saudi teachers' perceptions on technology use in the classroom. In particular, it aims to answer the questions on what the teachers' perceptions are about the effects of technology on their teaching and what difficulties they encounter when using technology. A Likert-scale survey was used to collect data, with the questions divided into three sections, namely questions on the teachers' perceptions on the use of technology in their classes, its impact on the students and teachers, and the challenges that the teachers face with technology. The research involved 32 female teachers from public schools in Saudi Arabia. An analysis of the data through descriptive statistics showed the following mean score for the teachers' perception on technology use: 4.42 (Lessons are more interesting when teachers use technology)…etc. On the other hand, the following is the mean score for the impact of technology use: 4.13 (Able to reinforce and expand on content being taught)…etc. Finally, the following are the mean scores for the challenges that the teachers encountered when using technology: 4.09 (Inefficient time to prepare materials based on technology)…etc. These results imply that the participants have positive perceptions of technology use; that they believe technology use to have a positive impact on their teaching and on the students' learning; and that lack of support from their school administrators are their greatest challenges with using technology in the classroom.
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