Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
A study is conducted to discuss whether pre and in-service physical educators are ready to use technology effectively in their profession. Billions of dollars have been invested in curriculum and instruction reform and preparing tomorrow's technology proficient educators. However, few grants or projects have focused on helping physical education teacher education programs and K-12 physical education programs in preparing technology proficient physical educators to create professional e-portfolio systems. Only one (Northern Kentucky University) out of 441 (since 1999) in the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) initiative awards grants has mentioned physical education teacher education program in the third year (2003) of its project. In order to allow many physical education teachers to reap the benefits of powerful tech teaching and learning applications to their students, technology-proficient physical educators have to be prepared and trained.
Hicks, V., Clayton, B., Liang, G., Lu, W. & Liang, G. (2003). Are physical educators ready to teach in a digital age?. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1980-1982). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).