I Am A 21st Century Teacher: If You Teach Me withTechnology I Will Use Technology to Teach My Students

ID: 27771 Type: Full Paper
  1. Prince Bull, North Carolina Central University, United States

Wednesday, March 31 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Location: Marina 5

Presider: Marietta Daulton, Walsh University, United States

Abstract: This study focused on the perceptions of eighteen first-year Teaching Fellows (class of 2012) to technology integration in their freshman year courses, use of technology outside the classroom, perception of technology integration in 2012, and factors that influenced their self-efficacy to technology integration. In fall 2008 and spring 2009, two technology survey instruments were administered; Teachers’ Attitudes towards Information Technology (TAT) and North Carolina Basic Computer Competencies for Educators modified. The pre-test and post-test mean scores of 4.77 – 5.66 on a 7 point scale show positive attitudes to technology integration. Participants also participated in a focus group discussion at the end of spring 2009 semester. Significant outcomes of this study are the depth of technology knowledge, influence of affective state towards technology, influence of prior knowledge, social uses of technology and skill levels of Teaching Fellows. Findings in this study are encouraging for the possibilities of future integration of technology in 21st Century K-12 classrooms.


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