Pre-service Elementary Teachers’ Use of Social Media: Highlighting the Importance of Educational Technology Courses
Ela Kaye Eley, Swapna Kumar, Feng Liu, University of Florida, Gainesville, 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
Abstract: This pilot project explored elementary preservice teachers’ use of social media for personal use, educational use when required by their professors, and educational use when not required by their professors. Their use of social media for creation of content was also studied. The survey results confirm that undergraduates do not transfer their personal use of social media to education unless required to do so by their professors. They also did not report creation of online content for personal use compared to the creation of content in required technology courses. The findings highlight the need for the integration of educational technology across the entire teacher education curricula.
Eley, E.K., Kumar, S. & Liu, F. (2012). Pre-service Elementary Teachers’ Use of Social Media: Highlighting the Importance of Educational Technology Courses. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4226-4231). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 1, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/40276/.
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