ERIC Number: ED368344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
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)
Descriptors: Computer Anxiety, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes, Computer Literacy, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Peer Teaching, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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