Digital Divides: Experiences and Beliefs of Education Students in Ireland
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FitzGibbon, A., Girvan, C., Oldham, E. & Mc Loughlin, H. (2010). Digital Divides: Experiences and Beliefs of Education Students in Ireland. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 2460-2465). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2010
San Diego, CA, USA
March 29, 2010
David Gibson & Bernie Dodge
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This paper considers refinements of Prensky’s concept of digital native/immigrant, and addresses the notions of Teacher Role Identity and teacher beliefs. It then reports on a project examining responses made by university Education students (preservice, newly qualified and experienced teachers) to questions about the extent, purpose and quality of usage of technology that they have experienced and that they envisage, personally and professionally. The pilot study reported here offers some evidence against Prensky’s classification and indicates areas in which the data collection instruments can be improved.
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