Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Use of Online Learning Environments in Teaching Experiences
Beth Klein, Hee-Young Kim, Shufang Shi, SUNY Cortland, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This study examined a group of elementary preservice teachers who used Blackboard online learning software to instruct sixth grade students in an integrated technology-based project as part of a science methods course. All participants were also taking an instructional technology course. A control group also participated in the instructional technology course, but did not participate in the integrated technology-based project in their science methods course. Experimental and Control groups were given a technology survey to determine self-efficacy with technology. Three of the participants were also interviewed during the implementation of the technology-based project. Initial analyses of quantitative results demonstrate no significant difference among the groups. Initial analysis of qualitative data, however, demonstrates growth by the participants in their professional development in teaching.
Klein, B., Kim, H.Y. & Shi, S. (2006). Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Use of Online Learning Environments in Teaching Experiences. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3465-3470). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).