You are here:

Using Exergames in Teaching: Pre-service Teachers’ Experience, Belief, and Comfort Level
PROCEEDINGS

, , University of North Texas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

In this paper, we investigated pre-service teachers’ experience, personal comfort and their attitudes towards using exergames, particularly Wii Sports, in their future classrooms. Ninety-seven college students who plan to be K12 teachers participated in the study. Data included surveys, exergaming experiments, reflective journals, and field observation notes. Findings indicated that the pre-service teachers had little prior experience playing Wii Sports. However, most were comfortable playing Wii sports in classrooms and considered it beneficial to incorporate Wii Sports in teaching. The participants also raised concerns, challenges, and resources necessary to effectively incorporate Wii Sports in teaching. Details are discussed in the paper.

Citation

Lin, L. & Zhang, T. (2011). Using Exergames in Teaching: Pre-service Teachers’ Experience, Belief, and Comfort Level. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2147-2152). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 15, 2019 from .

Keywords