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Investigating models for preservice teachers’ use of technology to support student-centered learning

Computers & Education Volume 55, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


The study addressed two limitations of previous research on factors related to teachers’ integration of technology in their teaching. It attempted to test a structural equation model (SEM) of the relationships among a set of variables influencing preservice teachers’ use of technology specifically to support student-centered learning. A review of literature led to a path model that provided the design and analysis for the study, which involved 206 preservice teachers in the United States. The results show that the proposed model had a moderate fit to the observed data, and a more parsimonious model was found to have a better fit. In addition, preservice teachers’ self-efficacy of teaching with technology had the strongest influence on technology use, which was mediated by their perceived value of teaching and learning with technology. School’s contextual factors had moderate influence on technology use. Moreover, the effect of preservice teachers’ training on student-centered technology use was mediated by both perceived value and self-efficacy of technology. The implications for teacher preparation include close collaboration between teacher education program and field experience, focusing on specific technology uses.


Chen, R.J. (2010). Investigating models for preservice teachers’ use of technology to support student-centered learning. Computers & Education, 55(1), 32-42. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 22, 2019 from .

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