“G2C! TTYL! MYO!” – What? Communicating/Connecting with Digital Natives in Teacher Education
Jenelle Hodges, Betty Nelson, Feng Sun, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States ; Deborah Newton, Southern Connecticut State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
What are digital natives and digital immigrants saying about their communication/connecting preferences in teacher education? Is it e-mail, text messaging, blogs, wikis, Twitter, Facebook, course management system announcement page postings or something else? We will share the results of a student survey of teacher education students at two different universities. This will include students who are experiencing traditional, blended, and online learning environments. Data will be sorted to reveal preferences indicated by age range of digital natives and digital immigrants. The results provide implications for the need to apply Universal Design for Learning structure in teacher education with multiple means of representation for communication within classes. While at the poster session, attendees will have the option to participate in a "clicker" type of survey. Final results of the survey conducted during the poster session will be posted on the presentation website.
Hodges, J., Nelson, B., Sun, F. & Newton, D. (2012). “G2C! TTYL! MYO!” – What? Communicating/Connecting with Digital Natives in Teacher Education. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 402-403). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).