Technology Competency and Computer Attitudes of Pre-service Teachers
Lan Li, Bowling Green State University, United States ; Xiongyi Liu, Cleveland State University, United States ; Savilla Banister, Li-wei Peng, YuChun Zhou, Bowling Green State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Technology competency is important for teachers to prepare for the 21st century classrooms. Yet pre-service teachers enter colleges of education with a wide range of technology competency levels. The purpose of this study was to predict pre-service teachers’ technology competency. Multiple factors were examined, including gender, computer usage, and computer attitudes. Data were collected via survey and tests from over 300 students enrolled in a teacher education program at a mid-western university. Multiple regression analysis will be used to examine the significance of each factor and develop a model for predicting technology competency among pre-service teachers. Results of the study have implications for identifying facilitators and barriers in acquiring technology competency among pre-service teachers and improving teacher education programs accordingly to prepare them for integrating technology in the classroom.
Li, L., Liu, X., Banister, S., Peng, L.w. & Zhou, Y. (2010). Technology Competency and Computer Attitudes of Pre-service Teachers. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (p. 3298). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).