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Increasing Technology Usage Throughout Teacher Preparation: The Importance of Preservice Teachers' Acceptance

, NC State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Washington, D.C., United States ISBN 978-1-939797-32-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


This paper examines the need for fully integrated, meaningful use of information and communication technology (ICT) in teacher preparation programs. To strengthen pre-service teachers’ application of technological and pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK), teacher education programs can use the technology acceptance model (TAM) to facilitate students’ positive perceptions of technology usage in the classroom, and thereby have a greater impact on pre-service teachers’ intention and ability to effectively use ICT for teaching and learning in their own classrooms.


Davis, R. (2018). Increasing Technology Usage Throughout Teacher Preparation: The Importance of Preservice Teachers' Acceptance. In E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2019-2024). Washington, D.C., United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2019 from .

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