ERIC Number: ED470081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Increasing Preservice Teachers' Capacity for Technology Integration through Use of Electronic Models.
Ertmer, Peggy A.; Conklin, Deborah; Lewandowski, Judith
Current teacher educators are being challenged to find opportunities for their preservice teachers to develop both competence in, and confidence for, integrating technology into their curricula. Given the difficulty involved in trying to arrange successful classroom technology experiences for preservice teachers, this study was designed to examine whether electronic models of exemplary technology-using teachers, presented via CD-ROM, could provide a viable alternative for developing ideas about and self-efficacy for technology integration. Sixty-nine students enrolled in a one-credit technology course completed demographic and online survey instruments before and after interacting with a CD-ROM that featured six teachers' classroom technology beliefs and practices. Results suggest that electronic models can significantly increase preservice teachers' ideas about and self-efficacy for technology integration. Furthermore, students found the examples of teachers included on the CD-ROM to be both realistic and relevant. Implications are discussed, as well as suggestions for future research. (Contains 30 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Optical Data Disks, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Technology Integration
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Annual Proceedings of Selected Research and Development [and] Practice Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (24th, Atlanta, GA, November 8-12, 2001). Volumes 1-2; see IR 021 504.