A Technology Leader’s Investigation to Improve a Teacher Education Technology Course

ID: 54506 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Mark Viner and Ajay Singh, Eastern New Mexico University, United States
  2. Chia-Jung Yeh, East Carolina University, United States

Tuesday, March 19 3:20-3:40 PM Location: Melrose 1 View on map

Presider: Vivian Intatano, Raja Soliman Science and Technology High School, Philippines

Abstract: The purpose of this preliminary research investigation was to explore and identify possible deficits in a teacher preparation program by eliciting responses from practicing classroom teachers. The results of this investigation will be used inform technology leaders in education programs on how to improve technology courses. A Self Efficacy Competencies Survey was utilized using a 5-point Likert scale from strongly agree (5) to strongly disagree (1). Higher scores represent a higher level of competencies and satisfaction using technology in the classroom. This survey also included questions on demographics and effectiveness and competencies about using technology. In addition, qualitative data was collected in the form of open-ended questions/responses on learning theories and how technology was utilized in classroom. Learning theories and technology use were coded and analyzed to provide insight on how to best to instruct teacher candidates in order to create an authentic learning experience using technology.


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