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ERIC Number: ED444548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 8
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Technology in Teaching: Just How Confident Are Preservice Teachers?
Molebash, Philip; Milman, Natalie
This paper examines the effectiveness of increasing the confidence of preservice teachers in using technology for personal and instructional purposes as a result of participating in an introductory educational technology course offered at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. Course participants attended sections designed for specific content areas--elementary, secondary humanities, and secondary math/science. Pre- and post-survey instruments were given to course participants, measuring personal confidence (22 items) and instructional confidence (21 items) using technology. A modified version of an instrument developed by Dawson (1998) was used to gather data. Factor analyses were performed to group items into like factors, followed by repeated measure analysis of variance to test for significant differences. Results indicate that students' confidence levels significantly increased, across all factors, as a result of taking the course. Difference in content areas was found only for one factor of personal confidence, i.e., using spreadsheets and databases. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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