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Addressing Barriers of Information Technology from a Multi-National View: A New Message for Teacher Education PROCEEDINGS

, Florida Atlantic University, United States ; , Ultralab, Anglia Polytechnic University, United Kingdom ; , University of Oulu, Finland ; , , , , Trinity College Dublin, Ireland ; , University of, Netherlands

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

In the 1990s, representatives from government, business, and industry believed that students entering the workforce and beyond were not prepared adequately to deal with the technological demands the future requires. According to Soloman (1995):"With the opening of trade to a global economy, competition will be fierce. As always, those who have the best tools and know how to use them will get the job done best. Tomorrow's (and even today's) tools are technological"(p. 66). Over ten years later, businesses and industry are incorporating technology into current and long range planning at an unprecedented rate. The questions are: "Has much changed in the past ten years? And how are Teacher Education programs around the world providing the foundation for these changes?

Citation

Weber, R.K., Millwood, R., Kumpulainen, K., Freeman, E., O Murchu, D., FitzGibbon, A., Oldham, E. & Sorensen, E. (2004). Addressing Barriers of Information Technology from a Multi-National View: A New Message for Teacher Education. In R. Ferdig et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (pp. 1524-1527). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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