Technology and the Professional Development of Teachers: A Proposed Integrated Model of Technology Adoption (IMTA)

Azzah Alghamdi


The professional development of teachers is an essential issue that should be considered to ensure a good quality of active lessons and therefore, improve student learning. This paper was formed based on a PhD study that investigated teachers’ use of the Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) and their training needs in Saudi Arabia. Seven female teachers were observed when using IWBs in their lessons and interviewed. This paper mainly discussed and compared three models of professional development in using technology which are: Burden (2002), Beauchamp (2004), and Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) (Hall and Hord, 2006). As a result, a new model called the Integrated Model of Technology Adoption (IMTA) was produced based on the outcomes of the current study and was also inspired by Beauchamp model (2004).

Keywords: Effective use of IWBs; Professional Development of Teachers; Integrated Model of Technology Adoption.

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/11-20-02

Publication date:July 31st 2020

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