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Teachers’ Beliefs about the Role of Digital Educational Resources in Educational Practice: A Qualitative Study

Department of General Didactics and Specific Didactics, Faculty of Education, University of Alicante, 03690 Alicante, Spain
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Educ. Sci. 2021, 11(5), 239; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11050239
Received: 22 March 2021 / Revised: 10 May 2021 / Accepted: 13 May 2021 / Published: 17 May 2021
Information and Communication Technologies and Digital Educational Resources have undergone a rapid evolution and have been swiftly introduced into educational contexts. Teachers play a key role in integrating these technological resources into the classroom. The objective of the present study was to determine the value that teachers attribute to digital resources in their educational practice. Based on a qualitative methodology, the necessary information was obtained via an open-ended interview, in which a Spanish school’s Early Childhood and Primary Education teachers participated. The results revealed that teachers value the integration of digital resources into the classroom, though no consensus was reached as to the suitable level of integration. Use satisfaction was mainly related to student motivation. Certain problems or limitations also came to light, however, linked to students’ digital training. An important conclusion according to the perception of teachers is that the integration of digital resources in their educational practice was significant and improved the quality of the educational process. View Full-Text
Keywords: ICT; digital competence; teachers’ beliefs; primary education; early childhood education ICT; digital competence; teachers’ beliefs; primary education; early childhood education
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Alberola-Mulet, I.; Iglesias-Martínez, M.J.; Lozano-Cabezas, I. Teachers’ Beliefs about the Role of Digital Educational Resources in Educational Practice: A Qualitative Study. Educ. Sci. 2021, 11, 239. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11050239

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Alberola-Mulet I, Iglesias-Martínez MJ, Lozano-Cabezas I. Teachers’ Beliefs about the Role of Digital Educational Resources in Educational Practice: A Qualitative Study. Education Sciences. 2021; 11(5):239. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11050239

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Alberola-Mulet, Ivan, Marcos J. Iglesias-Martínez, and Inés Lozano-Cabezas. 2021. "Teachers’ Beliefs about the Role of Digital Educational Resources in Educational Practice: A Qualitative Study" Education Sciences 11, no. 5: 239. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11050239

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