Motivating Prospective Teachers’ for Integrating Technology in their Future Classrooms PROCEEDINGS
Pawan Jain, John Cochenour, Smita Jain, Steven Aagard, University of Wyoming, United States
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
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.
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 Media and Technology 2008 (pp. 3164-3174). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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