Supporting and Encouraging Teacher Education Faculty in their Early Stages of Technology Adoption
Marwin Britto, Central Washington University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Despite an extensive array of available technology resources in our teacher education program, on the most part, our faculty are resistant to employing them in instruction. Consequently, upon graduation many of our preservice teachers are inadequately prepared to effectively integrate technology in their K-12 classrooms. Education faculty have cited a number of obstacles in preventing them from using technology in their teaching; fear, lack of confidence, lack of knowledge of what is available. They've also indicated that 1 on 1 assistance is their preferred way of exploring and learning to use technology. Based on this input, the Educational Technology Center at our institution has developed an online system to request 1 on 1 assistance on 12 technology resources. Management features in the system allow us to track requests and keep notes to allow us to better serve faculty needs. We eventually hope to move these faculty to deeper levels of technology integration.
Britto, M. (2006). Supporting and Encouraging Teacher Education Faculty in their Early Stages of Technology Adoption. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3343-3345). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).