Investigating the Role of Mobile Devices in a Blended Pre-Service Teacher Education Program
Canadian Journal of Higher Education Volume 43, Number 3, ISSN 0316-1218
The purpose of this research study was to investigate if and how mobile devices could be used to support the required program outcomes in a blended pre-service teacher education degree. All students enrolled in an educational technology course during the fall 2011 semester were provided with ViewSonic tablets. Through faculty interviews, student online surveys, and a post-course focus group, the study participants indicated that mobile devices could be useful for supporting future professional responsibilities (e.g., career-long learning, collaboration) and facilitating student learning but less effective for planning, assessment, and managing the classroom environment.
Vaughan, N. & Lawrence, K. (2013). Investigating the Role of Mobile Devices in a Blended Pre-Service Teacher Education Program. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 43(3), 56-77.