Educators, Technology and 21st Century Skills: Dispelling Five Myths

In a new study commissioned by The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership entitled Educators, Technology and 21st Century Skills: Dispelling Five Myths, light was shed on the debates and the intersections of technology and 21st century skills from the underexplored vantage point of school-based educators.

The study addresses five myths about technology use in education—particularly by teachers—and educators’ perceptions about the effects of technology use on student learning, behaviors and skills.

The findings, based on a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. K–12 teachers, principals and assistant principals, suggest that teachers have a vital role to play at the intersection of technology and 21st century expertise—modeling their confidence with technology, guiding young minds toward constructive educational purposes, and teaching students the tried and new skills for college and career readiness in a competitive world. Learn more by downloading the documents below.

Educators, Technology and 21st Century Skills: Dispelling Five Myths

5 Myths News Announcement.

Announcement

Click Here to view the 5 Myths Summary.

Report Summary – Dispelling the
Five Myths
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Five Myths cover

Full Report – Dispelling the
Five Myths
(PDF)

Citing the Study

You may cite the study, however we ask that you reference it and link back to it. Please use the following:

Grunwald and Associates. (2010). Educators, technology and 21st century skills: Dispelling five myths. Retrieved from Walden University, Richard W. Riley College of Education website: from www.WaldenU.edu/fivemyths


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