Thursday, October 19
10:15-10:45 AM
Junior Ballroom C

Technology Skills Acquisition in a Pre-service teacher Digital Storytelling Project

Full Paper ID: 51194
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    Nyarai Tunjera
    Cape Peninsula University of Technology
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    Agnes Chigona
    Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Abstract: Pre-service teachers may be familiar with a variety of technology, however, studies have shown that they are inadequately prepared to integrate technology into teaching and learning This paper determines skills acquisition process by the pre-service teachers during a digital storytelling project A qualitative paradigm was used study, whereby technology skill acquisition process was investigated Substitution Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition (SAMR) framework was used to help understand the participants’ technology skill acquisition process The results revealed that skill acquisition process in this study happened both formally and informally The participants went through SAMR levels as they adopted the Photo story3 program and creatively produce their digital stories The results show that the project activities helped increase the confidence and desire of the pre-service to integrate the digital technology into their future classes

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