Five Years of Research: Motivating Future Teachers to Use Technology through 21st Century Persuasion
Judy Lambert, The University of Toledo, United States ; Yi Gong, Keene State College, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
An investigation into the current state of preservice teacher technology preparation led to a five-year research project aimed at moving this preparation beyond basic technology competency to include 21st Century skills. Major course revisions focused primarily on skills such as critical thinking, information literacy, nonlinear thinking, and collaboration and secondarily on how technology applications can promote these skills in the classroom. Conducted at a Midwestern university, major course revisions were implemented in 10 sections of the course that resulted in significant changes in students’ attitude, computer ability, and self-confidence. Summaries for each year’s research, its importance, and future directions are provided.
Lambert, J. & Gong, Y. (2009). Five Years of Research: Motivating Future Teachers to Use Technology through 21st Century Persuasion. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3453-3458). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).