Share Paper: The Change in Perceptions of Digital Native Pre-Service Teachers on Using Free Versions of Commercial and Free Online Applications After Technology Integration Course

  1. Mehmet Ali Ozer, New Mexico State University, United States
  2. Armando Altamirano, NMSU, United States
  3. Tahani Mansour, NMSU, United States
  4. Joann Latorre, NMSU, United States
  5. David Rutledge, NMSU, United States
Monday, March 6 11:30-11:50 AM Bickler

Abstract: This paper is investigating how likely the digital native pre-service teachers (DNPST) are to use the free version of commercial and free online applications (FCFOA) as a teacher in a future classroom, after being taught about them through a semester-long technology integration course. A southern border university was chosen to conduct the study. The participants were coming from a diverse background and different age groups. An instrument used by Asing-Cashman, Gurung, Limbu, & Rutledge, (2014) was used to collect pre and post-test quantitative data. Data were analyzed using Pearson’s Chi-Squared and Fisher’s Exact tests where applicable. Results showed us that ...