Using Web-Enhanced Discussion to Increase Pre-Service Teachers' Skills and Confidence in Technology Integration
Yuzhu (Judy) Teng, James Allen, The College of Saint Rose, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
An important education issue that needs to be addressed in teacher education is the gap between the continuing and increasing technology demands placed on new teachers entering K-12 classrooms and the training that they received during their college years. There is evidence that not only are new teachers lacking the technological skills, they also lack the confidence needed to motivate them to expand their technological abilities. It is concerned that many school of education faculty are not effectively modeling the use of technology to pre-service teachers in education courses. This paper investigates how the incorporation of Blackboard Learning System, with its expanded communication and hands-on features helps pre-service teachers' confidence in integrating technology into their future teaching. It will also provide some guide for the effective use of web-enhanced learning system.
Teng, Y. & Allen, J. (2004). Using Web-Enhanced Discussion to Increase Pre-Service Teachers' Skills and Confidence in Technology Integration. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2698-2703). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).