Publication Date

2013

Place of Publication

University of Southern Maine

Document Type

Policy Brief

Funding Organization or Grant

Maine State Legislature and University of Maine System

Abstract

In the spring of 2013, the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI) at the University of Southern Maine administered the annual Statewide Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) teacher survey. In addition to gathering data on continuing trends of Maine teachers’ technology implementation, new goals were identified to respond to the Maine Department of Education (MDOE) preferred solution initiative in the spring of 2013. The MDOE opted to select a preferred solution which allowed schools the autonomy to choose from among four other approved bids. In anticipation that a number of schools would choose to provide an alternative technology solution to students and teachers, MEPRI tailored the annual teacher survey to collect data for two purposes. The first purpose was to collect baseline data for schools and to inform them on their technology use to date in an individualized school profile. These individual school profiles were provided only to eligible schools for their internal use and were not published or provided to the MLTI staff. The second was a summary report that continued collecting information regarding teacher implementation of technology statewide and for State of Maine reporting purposes. This Brief includes the Summary Report and information on how survey responses were analyzed.

Keywords

Maine Learning Technology Initiative, Spring 2013 middle and high school technology teacher survey, Maine teacher technology use

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