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A National On-Line Survey Of Education Faculties Use of Technology In Perservice Teacher Education Courses
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, Los Angeles County Office Of Education, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

THE PROBLEM. The problem addressed in this study was to ascertain how teacher education faculty members' at schools, colleges and departments of education (SCDE) nationwide used educational technology in preservice teacher education courses to improve teaching and learning in K-12 learning environments. Methods. A descriptive study was conducted. Data were collected from approximately 818 teacher education faculty members' affiliated with SCDE from 50 states. The participants were randomly selected to complete an on-line survey via e-mail invitation describing how they used technology in preservice teacher education courses. RESULTS. Five research questions asked whether there was a relationship between a teacher education faculty members' proficiency levels using educational technology in preservice teacher education courses and five independent variables: Technology planning; professional development; redesigning courses for technology integration; assessment and evaluation; and issues related to classroom diversity, equity, and equal access of technology. Many were answered in the affirmative. Low-to-negative correlations were significant at .05 probability level. Several positive moderate correlations were found between the dependent variable software proficiency levels and reported hours per month using software, significant at .05 probability level. Relationships between teacher education faculties' proficiency levels using educational technology and the following demographic variables were found to be significant at .05 probability level: Age, gender, home computer ownership, types of education courses taught by the faculty members', and hours per-month using software spplications. Teacher education faculty members' reported positive attitudes toward the use of educational technology and valued it as both a cognitive and instructional media tool which promotes higher order thinking skills in the classroom. This study contributed data from SCDE nationwide about how teacher education faculty members' use educational technology in preservice teacher education courses.

Citation

Nunley, L.D. (2002). A National On-Line Survey Of Education Faculties Use of Technology In Perservice Teacher Education Courses. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2068-2072). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 15, 2019 from .

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