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Will Tomorrow’s Physical Educators Be Prepared to Teach in the Digital Age?
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, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater & Shandong Normal University, United States ; , West Virginia University, United States ; , , University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, United States ; , Jinan University, China

CITE Journal Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine how preservice physical educators feel about their level of competence to integrate technology effectively in their professional careers. Billions of dollars have been invested in curriculum and instruction reform and preparing tomorrow's technology-proficient educators. Few grants or projects, however, have focused on helping physical education teacher education programs and K-12 physical education programs in preparing technology-proficient physical educators. International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) instruments were used for self-assessments on (a) basic computer skill levels and (b) integrating technology into their learning, research, and future teaching. By far, the greatest proportion of each of the three groups of preservice teachers (general preparation, pre-student-teaching/internship, and post-student-teaching/internship) rated their level of competence to be minimal. The findings of the present research demonstrated that preservice physical educators have not been well prepared to be technology proficient in order to teach in this digital age.

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Liang, G., Walls, R.T., Hicks, V.L., Clayton, L.B. & Yang, L. (2006). Will Tomorrow’s Physical Educators Be Prepared to Teach in the Digital Age?. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 6(1), 143-156. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved April 18, 2019 from .

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