Teachers in a Searchable World: Findings from an Introductory Survey

Emiliana Murgia, Monica Landoni, Theo Huibers, Maria Soledad Pera*

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In this manuscript, we discuss the findings from an introductory survey conducted with more than 50 teachers in Italy. We inquired about teachers’ opinions of educational technology used in the classroom, in particular search tools. Qualitative and quantitative data inferred from collected responses provide us with a multifaceted picture of the different roles teachers perform in the classroom when interacting with technology, their preferences, skills, perceptions of the needs for training, in addition to the principles and motivations that guide them. Findings emerging from this survey serve as a foundation for an international study that would allow us to better model teachers’ needs and the barriers they face when using search tools in the classroom.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Justice, Media and Technology in Teacher Education - 27th ATEE Spring Conference, ATEE 2021, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMaria Ranieri, Laura Menichetti, Alice Roffi, Damiana Luzzi, Marta Pellegrini
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-20777-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-20776-1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event27th ATEE Spring Conference on Social Justice, Media and Technology, ATEE 2021 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 28 Oct 202129 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1649 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference27th ATEE Spring Conference on Social Justice, Media and Technology, ATEE 2021

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  • Classroom
  • Information access
  • Information retrieval
  • Search
  • Teachers


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