Factors Influencing Pre-Service Teachers Intent to Use Technology: An Empirical Study
Pawan Jain, John Cochenour, Smita Jain, University of Wyoming, United States ; Kioh Kim, NorthWestern State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 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. Analysis of variance and regression analysis techniques were used to examine the relationship between pres-service teachers' intentions to use technology in their future classroom and their computer experiences and learner characteristics. This study also suggests ways to improve per-service teachers', intent to use technology. Findings indicate that learner characteristics- age, gender, significantly influence 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. & Kim, K. (2007). Factors Influencing Pre-Service Teachers Intent to Use Technology: An Empirical Study. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2558-2563). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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