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Validation of a Teacher Educator Technology Competencies Survey

, , University of North Texas, United States ; , University of Gunma, Japan

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 27, Number 4, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

The Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs) were created as a set of technology competencies specifically for teacher educators who prepare future teachers to teach with technology. A survey was developed based on the competencies and administered to 223 participants who reported they were teacher educators from North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific Region during 2018-2019. The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the instrument. Factor analysis, multidimensional scaling, analysis of variance, and bivariate correlation procedures were used to confirm that the 12-item Likert-type instrument exhibited high internal consistency reliability (alpha = .95), and acceptable construct and criterion-related validity. The instrument’s total scale score was effective in discriminating between respondents attending Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), expected to be highly proficient, and teacher educators from other avenues of data acquisition. The identification of prospective subscale structures of the TETC Survey led the authors to conclude that the Teacher Educator Technology Competencies address a large portion of the teacher educator attributes required for proficiency in the preparation of future teachers to integrate technology. The TETC Survey is recommended for use in additional studies with teacher educators.

Citation

Knezek, G., Christensen, R. & Furuta, T. (2019). Validation of a Teacher Educator Technology Competencies Survey. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 27(4), 465-498. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved July 10, 2020 from .