Using Electronic Models To Increase Preservice Teachers' Ideas And Confidence For Technology Integration
Judith Lewandowski, Peggy A. Ertmer, Purdue University, 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
Given the difficulty involved in trying to arrange successful classroom technology experiences for preservice teachers, this study was designed to examine whether electronic models of exemplary technology-using teachers, presented via CD-ROM, could provide a viable alternative for developing ideas about, and self-efficacy for, technology integration. Sixty-nine students enrolled in a one-credit technology course completed demographic and online survey instruments before and after interacting with a CD-ROM that featured six teachers' classroom technology beliefs and practices. Results suggest that electronic models can significantly increase preservice teachers' ideas about and self-efficacy for technology integration. Furthermore, students' found the examples of teachers included on the CD-ROM to be both realistic and relevant. Implications are discussed as well as suggestions for future research.
Lewandowski, J. & Ertmer, P.A. (2002). Using Electronic Models To Increase Preservice Teachers' Ideas And Confidence For Technology Integration. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1314-1318). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).