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Enhancement or Transformation? A Case Study of Preservice Teachers’ Use of Instructional Technology

, Portland State University, United States ; , Coastal Carolina University, United States

CITE Journal Volume 17, Number 2, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA


Instructional technology has become a crucial component of public education. Reflected in the college and career-ready standards being implemented across the United States, an emphasis has been placed on preparing students with both the literacy and technology skills needed to succeed in postsecondary education and the workforce. Though a growing body of research has studied the theory and best practices for developing students’ disciplinary literacy skills in the high school classroom, research that investigates the ways preservice secondary teachers use instructional technology during their student-teaching internship is an emerging area of study. In this paper the researchers explained how they used the Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition framework as a guide for analyzing the ways preservice English and social studies teachers used technology while completing their internship and reported those findings. The article concludes with recommendations for developing preservice teachers’ use of instructional technology during their teacher education program.


Cherner, T. & Curry, K. (2017). Enhancement or Transformation? A Case Study of Preservice Teachers’ Use of Instructional Technology. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 17(2), 268-290. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved June 30, 2022 from .


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