Does a Web 2.0 based technology integration course develop TPACK ready preservice teachers?

Virtual Brief Paper ID: 47940
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    Michael Spaulding
    University of TN Martin

Abstract: Today’s educational environment and ever changing landscape now involves more rigorous standardized testing and more accountability by both students and teachers. This research study sought to determine how much more prepared preservice teachers are to integrate Web 2.0 technology into their content after completing a technology integration course. It evaluated 73 preservice teachers’ responses to a 50-60 item survey. The survey, based on a 5-point Likert scale, evaluated how prepared preservice teachers were to utilize technology in their content area and how prepared they felt to teach after completing a technology integration course. Lastly it sought to determine the degree to which preservice teachers understand how technology affects pedagogy. Specifically, were they TPACK ready after completing a technology integration course. Results showed that they were indeed more TPACK ready as well as more prepared to use the Web 2.0 tools to better enhance their own specialty areas.


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