Educators’ perspectives on and motivations for using TeachersPayTeachers.com

Jeffrey P. Carpenter, Catharyn C. Shelton

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Abstract

TeachersPayTeachers.com (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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Research on Technology in Education
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • curriculum
  • education marketplace
  • instructional materials
  • Online marketplace
  • teacher planning
  • technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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