This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol. 26, Issue 3, Author(s): Fethi A. Inan, Deborah L. Lowther, Steven M. Ross and Dan Strahl, “Pattern of Classroom Activities during Students’ Use of Computers: Relations between Instructional Strategies and Computer Applications“, Pages 540-546, Copyright Elsevier (April 2010).
This study was aimed to identify instructional strategies used by teachers to support technology integration. In addition, relations between types of computer applications and teachers' classroom practices were examined.
Data were direct observation results from 143 integration lessons implemented in schools receiving federal technology grants.
Results reflect use of student-centered practices such as teacher as a facilitator, project-based learning, and independent inquiry.
Furthermore, this study revealed that classroom practices tend to be more student-centered when students use the computer as a learning tool such as the Internet, word processing, and presentation software.
Conversely, drill and practice software showed a dissimilar pattern.