Pre-service Teachers’ Opinions and Thoughts about “Instructional Technology and Material Development Course”
Ismahan Arslan-Ari, Texas Tech University, United States ; Filiz Kalelioglu, Baskent University, Turkey ; Fatih Ari, Texas Tech University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This study aims to examine the pre-service teachers’ opinions and thoughts as well as their future plans in their professions about developing and using instructional materials to be used in their lessons after experiencing a “Instructional Technology and Material Development” (IT &MD) course. This study also explored their thoughts toward the effects of the IT&MD course on their professional development and their suggestions to increase the effectiveness of the IT&MD course. The participants of this study were 30 pre-service teachers from Elementary Mathematics Education of a private university, Ankara, Turkey in the spring 2008 semester. Data were collected by a questionnaire developed by the researchers. The results indicated that pre-service teachers believed this course contributed to their knowledge, skills and confidence required to develop and use instructional materials, their thoughts about importance of instructional material use and their technology use skills.
Arslan-Ari, I., Kalelioglu, F. & Ari, F. (2009). Pre-service Teachers’ Opinions and Thoughts about “Instructional Technology and Material Development Course”. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1710-1717). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).