A Replication Study of Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions in Using Free and Open Source Tools
Wednesday, March 23 5:30 PM-7:00 PM Location: Harborside Center
Presider: Mehmet Ali Ozer, New Mexico State University, United States
Abstract: This study investigates how pre-service teachers, who are born into a technology oriented world, think about using free and open source tools (FOST) in their future classrooms after taking a technology integration class. Participants in this study were around 100 pre-service teachers at New Mexico State University. These participants were enrolled in the only technology integration course (EDLT-368) in the teacher education program at NMSU. A likert-scale survey was used to collect the data. We were interested in seeing how pre-service teachers’ perceptions change after taking this technology integration class. Pre and post-test results were used to measure if there are significant differences in pre-service teachers’ perceptions about using FOST in their future classrooms between before and after taking EDLT 368 course. We are currently working on collecting post test results and analyzing the data.