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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2004
Atlanta, GA, USA
Richard Ferdig, Caroline Crawford, Roger Carlsen, Niki Davis, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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The Curry School of Education has adopted technology as one of three strategic school-wide themes. A current series of studies seeks to identify the attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs of entering teacher education students, follows the way in which these may change throughout the teacher education program. In this presentation, initial results from students participating in an introductory educational technology course are reported. These include the following: (1) Teacher education faculty members sometimes assume that incoming teacher education students are more technology savvy than they are in actuality. (2) Teacher education students initially perceived an introductory educational class as one that is meant to teach them how to use tools, as opposed to a course meant to explore teaching with technology. (3) Students lack subject-specific technological expertise, but want their courses to have a direct connection to the subjects they will be teaching.