A1 Journal article (refereed)
Understanding the influence of context in technology integration from teacher educators’ perspective (2021)

Ifinedo, E., & Kankaanranta, M. (2021). Understanding the influence of context in technology integration from teacher educators’ perspective. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 30(2), 201-215. https://doi.org/10.1080/1475939x.2020.1867231

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All authors or editorsIfinedo, Eloho; Kankaanranta, Marja

Journal or seriesTechnology, Pedagogy and Education



Publication year2021

Publication date07/01/2021


Issue number2

Pages range201-215


Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73914


The perspective of teachers is important for advancing the use of technology in classrooms. A considerable number of research studies have explained context in ways that have narrowed the understanding of its impact on successful technology integration. This study employs the Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) model as a lens in understanding factors influencing teachers’ integration of technology in classrooms. Data were collected using focused interviews of 19 teacher educators of three colleges of education from the southern part of Nigeria. The results reveal that among the level contexts, the meso level presented the most challenges to teachers’ efforts at integrating Information Communication Technology (ICT) in their classrooms. In addition, the benefits of technology integration were expressed more in terms of the significance, practical use and the opportunities that ICT offers.

Keywordsdigitalisationeducational technologyintroduction (implementation)contextteachersteacher training

Free keywordsICT integration; teacher educators; TPACK; Nigeria

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

JUFO rating1

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