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Investigating the role of mobile devices in a pre-service teacher education program
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, , Mount Royal University, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-98-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The purpose of this research study was to investigate if and how mobile devices could be used to support the required program outcomes in a pre-service teacher education program. All students enrolled in an educational technology course were provided with a Dell ViewSonic Tablet during the fall 2011 semester. Through faculty interviews, student online surveys, and a post-course focus group the study participants indicated that mobile devices could be useful for supporting future professional responsibilities (e.g., career-long learning, collaboration) and facilitating student learning but less effective for planning, assessment, and managing the classroom environment.

Citation

Vaughan, N. & Lawrence, K. (2012). Investigating the role of mobile devices in a pre-service teacher education program. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2012--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 1 (pp. 822-830). Montréal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 17, 2018 from .

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