The Current State of Attitude Toward Computer Use for Pre-service Teachers
Pei-Lin Liu, Heng-Yu Ku, David Falvo, Dennis Charsky, Yi-Chia Cheng, Hsin-Te Yeh, Eric Van Buskirk, University of Northern Colorado, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This study describes the results of an Attitude Toward Computer Use Survey (ATCUS). More than 1,000 pre-service teachers completed the survey as part of the University of Northern Colorado's Preparing for Tomorrow's Teacher to Use Technology (PT3) grant. This presentation specifically focuses on the analyses and findings from the attitudinal, anxiety, and computer use data over nine consecutive semesters beginning in Spring, 2001. Positive and negative reactions to computers, attitudes about computers and children, and general attitudes about everyday computer technologies were explored to identify relationships among anxiety, computer use, and curriculum changes.
Liu, P.L., Ku, H.Y., Falvo, D., Charsky, D., Cheng, Y.C., Yeh, H.T. & Van Buskirk, E. (2004). The Current State of Attitude Toward Computer Use for Pre-service Teachers. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3469-3471). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).