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ERIC Number: ED368344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Preservice Teachers and Computers: Strategies for Reducing Anxiety and Increasing Confidence.
Pina, Anthony A.; Harris, Bruce R.
Several strategies are presented that have been used in computer-literacy courses and been found to be successful for reducing computer anxiety and increasing computer confidence in preservice teachers: (1) give them an overview; (2) speak in their language; (3) find the friendliest computer system; (4) have them play; (5) make the computer fit them; (6) look under the hood to see what makes it tick; (7) give them a tour of the system; (8) tell them how it works; (9) start with simplicity and success; (10) teach self-regulated learning strategies; (11) use cooperative learning strategies; (12) keep their hands on the wheel; (13) let them know what computers can't do; (14) make their professional lives easier; (15) make their personal lives easier; (16) introduce them to the whole gang (different formats and software); (17) teach for both the artist and the scientist; (18) use the computer for quizzing; (19) take a drive along the information highway; (20) provide peers as lab assistants; (21) bring in the kids; and (22) teach them when to use technology, not as an end in itself, but to enhance curriculum. (Contains 18 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Regulated Learning
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994).