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How Are Chinese Student Teachers Prepared to Use Technology? Their Computer Knowledge, Computer Attitudes, and Computer Utilization
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, The University of Tennessee, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This paper presents descriptive data from a survey of 47 Chinese student teachers. Participants were asked to evaluate their abilities of computer technologies at college, their computer attitudes, and their computer experience in teaching practice. From the analysis of the survey results, the author found that participants displayed a high level of abilities of using computer technologies as a learning tool, but low level of abilities of creating multimedia files. These participants also had positive reflection on their computer utilization in their teaching practice. Correlation tests show that their computer attitudes significantly related to their computer utilization. There is no correlation between their computer knowledge and their computer utilization due to a lag between what they learn and what is available. These findings will be useful for policy makers and institutions considering providing future instructions on computers and the Internet to the student teachers.

Citation

Li, J. (2008). How Are Chinese Student Teachers Prepared to Use Technology? Their Computer Knowledge, Computer Attitudes, and Computer Utilization. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 3451-3455). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 25, 2019 from .

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