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South African Journal of Education

versión On-line ISSN 2076-3433
versión impresa ISSN 0256-0100


STOLS, G. et al. Perceptions and needs of South African Mathematics teachers concerning their use of technology for instruction. S. Afr. j. educ. [online]. 2015, vol.35, n.4, pp.01-13. ISSN 2076-3433.

Although many South African teachers have access to the internet, they often refrain from using available online resources to improve the quality of their own teaching. In an attempt to promote Mathematics teachers' effective use of online resources, we developed a web-based platform. This article reports on the first phase of a broader project that focuses on Mathematics teachers' perceptions about and needs for utilising technology in the classroom. Twenty-two teachers participated in this mixed-method pilot study. To obtain qualitative data, we facilitated a Participatory Reflection and Action (PRA) workshop and for the quantitative part of our study, we implemented a questionnaire. The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) were selected for the theoretical framework. With regard to effort expectancy, participating teachers found the use of technology overwhelming, resulting in a need for further training. No evidence was found of social influence affecting the participants' acceptance of technology. The participants proved to have access to sufficient equipment. However, their perceptions of their own limited skills weighed heavier than external facilitating conditions. As a result, participating teachers were hesitant to utilise technology in their teaching.

Palabras clave : internet; mathematics education; online; quality material; resources; teachers' perceptions; technology; UTAUT.

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