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Information Sciences Letters

Information Sciences Letters

Abstract

The aim of the research is to reveal the extent of technology activation among computer teachers, according to the Samer Model (SAMR) that stimulates creativity. The research used the descriptive analytical approach, and the questionnaire to collect research data. The target population was computer teachers for the secondary stage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Where the sample include 85 teachers which selected based on sample random technique. The results showed that the degree of activation of computer teachers for technology according to the SAMR model came to a medium degree for the four levels (replacement, increase, modification, redesign), which indicates that they did not reach the stage of creativity in integrating technology into education indicates their need for training more to reach the stage of technological integration. The results of the research also showed that the academic qualification has no effect on the level of technology activation for computer teachers, while years of experience had an impact on the level of technology activation. The study recommended the necessity of holding training courses for computer teachers that provide knowledge of the SAMR model, holding workshops to discuss and research the best experiences and methods of teaching computer and information technology courses using the SAMR model for computer teachers.

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