Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

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Computer-Assisted Instruction, Changes in Educational Practice as a Result of Adoption of ICT

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0_74-1


Over the last two decades, information and communication technologies (ICT) are becoming more and more important to organizations across the world. ICT for education has become increasingly influential nowadays, more than ever before. The adoption rate of ICT by higher education institutions has been rapid throughout the world, as tools for teaching, curriculum development, staff development, and student learning (Kumpulainen 2007; Usluel et al. 2008). Though ICTs are capable of improving the quality of teaching and learning, the benefits of ICTs are poorly conceived (Surry and Farguhar 1997). Not much is known about how computer systems affect learning (Koszalka and Ganesan 2004) or change in teaching practice (Becker and Jokivirta 2007). A critical review of existing literature on changes in educational practice is offered here, from a perspective of computer-assisted instruction (that, from the teachers’ perspectives).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lancaster UniversityLancasterUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Don Passey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational ResearchLancaster UniversityLancasterUK