Closing the gap between intended and actual learning outcomes in a technology integration course for pre-service teachers
Abstract: With a rapid development of and a growing interest in technology, more and more attempts have been made to integrate technology in education. As a result, there is a needs to educate and train pre-service teachers to be more capable of effective and efficient technology integration practices. Many higher education institutions with teacher education program offer courses on technology integration, which were designed and developed based on the TPACK framework. In order to improve the quality of the course and accomplish the original course goal, a study was conducted with students in a technology integration course at a small mid-western university to identify any discrepancies between the intended and the actual learning outcomes of the course. The result will help the program to revise and improve the course curriculum to accomplish the goal of developing capable future technology integration educators.