Carpenter authors article on online education resource marketplaces

Carpenter, professor of education, and his co-author published the article in the Journal of Research on Technology in Education.

Jeffrey Carpenter, professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows program at Elon University, co-authored an article in the peer-reviewed journal “Journal of Research on Technology in Education.” He worked with Catharyn Shelton of Northern Arizona University on the article, titled “Educators’ perspectives on and motivations for using” is currently the largest online education resource marketplace, and in particular is used by many educators in the United States.

The article abstract reads as follows, “ (TpT) is an influential online education resource marketplace where users download, buy, and sell education content. How and why educators use platforms like TpT has received only limited scholarly attention. This research therefore addresses a gap in the literature by exploring educators’ (N = 1359) self-reported uses and perceptions of TpT. Participants reported intensive and multifaceted TpT use, in particular to address curriculum gaps and time pressures. Most respondents perceived TpT content to be of high quality, but many also noted challenges with TpT. We discuss implications related to education resource production, distribution, and consumption in a digital era.”

The article citation is:

Carpenter, J.P., & Shelton, C.C. (2022). Educators’ perspectives on and motivations for using Journal of Research on Technology in Education. Advance online publication.