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Motivating Prospective Teachers’ for Integrating Technology in their Future Classrooms PROCEEDINGS

, , , , University of Wyoming, United States

World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper reports the findings of a study conducted on pre-service teachers enrolled in a teacher preparation course: “Teaching with Micro-computers”, at a major rocky mountain university. This study suggests ways to improve per-service teachers’, intent to use technology. Findings indicate that learner characteristics- birth order, major and gender, significantly influence pre-service teachers’ intent to use technology. The study also indicates that pre-service teachers’ intent to use technology increases with their computer experience, which was measured as the number of computer-based courses enrolled and number of hours spend on computers per week by a pre-service teacher, but after a particular level of experience, intent actually starts declining. This finding can be very helpful in effectively designing the technology integration courses for pre-service teachers.

Citation

Jain, P., Cochenour, J., Jain, S. & Aagard, S. (2008). Motivating Prospective Teachers’ for Integrating Technology in their Future Classrooms. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 3164-3174). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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