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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Publication details

All authors or editors: Ifinedo, Eloho; Kankaanranta, Marja

Journal or series: Technology, Pedagogy and Education

ISSN: 1475-939X

eISSN: 1747-5139

Publication year: 2021

Publication date: 07/01/2021

Volume: 30

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 201-215

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1475939x.2020.1867231

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially 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.

Keywords: digitalisation; educational technology; introduction (implementation); context; teachers; teacher training

Free keywords: ICT integration; teacher educators; TPACK; Nigeria

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

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