The Goal and The Reality of Integration of Technology: A Study of Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of Technology's Usage and Value
Jackie Collier, Maggie Veres, Wright State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The current emphasis on technology integration of ISTE/NETS standards into pre-service coursework establishes the expectation that educational institutions will prepare new teachers to be effective technology users. Educational institutions are charged with duel tasks; delivering the knowledge/skills of technology and developing a valuing of technology as it relates to learning and teaching. Educators must understand and appreciate how technology makes education different. At a suburban university, students take a course in educational technology with the expectation that technology integration will be incorporated into coursework as a part of learning to teach. This study surveys students' perceptions of themselves as technology users, the integrated of technology, and the valuing of technology in teaching during their initial coursework and right before student teaching. Attendees will discuss the findings of the study and the implications of progress toward the duel goals.
Collier, J. & Veres, M. (2005). The Goal and The Reality of Integration of Technology: A Study of Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of Technology's Usage and Value. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1349-1352). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).