Share Paper: Educators’ Perspectives on and Motivations for Using an Online Education Marketplace: The Case of

  1. Jeffrey P. Carpenter, Elon University, United States
  2. Catharyn C. Shelton, Northern Arizona University, United States
Wednesday, March 31 11:45 AM-12:00 PM Room 3

Abstract: The online education marketplace (TpT) is a popular space where educators exchange classroom and instructional resources. Despite signs of substantial TpT use, research on how and why educators use TpT is limited. This in-progress research sought to address the gap in the literature by surveying TpT users regarding the site. We have received more than 1350 responses to date. Preliminary analyses suggest that most respondents used TpT at least on a monthly basis to search for specific resources, as well as to see what they might find. Participants most frequently used TpT resources to enliven their teaching and fill ...