Moving from Intentions to Practice: An investigation of Pre-Service Teachers' Web 2.0 Technology Integration
Ayesha Sadaf, Ball State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This study investigated pre-service teachers’ intentions to use Web 2.0 technologies in their future classrooms during teacher education course and their ability to carry out their intentions into actual behavior during student teaching experience. Data was collected in two phases, after the technology course and at ?the end of student teaching. Results suggested that pre-service teachers intend to use blogs, wikis, and social networking in their future classrooms to facilitate student centered learning. One year later, results showed that most of the preservice teachers were able to translate their intentions into actions during student teaching. Although they had previously suggested they intended to use several Web 2.0 tools (video editing/sharing, wikis, blogs, online office tools, etc.), they mostly used video editing/sharing (YouTube) within the classroom. Of the preservice teachers who used Web 2.0 technologies, half of them self-reported using Web 2.0 technologies as instructional delivery tools and half reported using them to facilitate student-centered learning. This study has implications for teacher educators who are preparing pre-service teachers to use Web 2.0 technologies in their classrooms.
Sadaf, A. (2014). Moving from Intentions to Practice: An investigation of Pre-Service Teachers' Web 2.0 Technology Integration. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1450-1455). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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