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ERIC Number: ED477707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Preservice Teachers' Perceptions about Computer Use for Tutoring.
Willner, Elizabeth; Willner, Jonathan
Preservice teachers had the opportunity to make use of computers while tutoring elementary and middle school children in reading, mathematics, and integrated reading and mathematics. These tutors (n=128) responded to a survey that was designed to elicit responses about the value of computer use for tutoring and the motivational and learning effects of computer use. Specifically, the study examined the following questions: (1) Do preservice teachers (tutors) believe gender affects tutees' desire to use the computers? (2) Do tutors believe their tutees were more motivated to learn when using computers than when using other instructional tools? (3) Do tutors believe their tutees learn more using the computers than using other instructional tools? and (4) Do tutors believe the computers were more useful for the math only, reading only, or the integrated math/reading tutoring instruction? Data analysis included frequencies, means, one sample t-tests, ANOVA, and ordinary least squares regression. Findings include the fact that while tutors did view the use of computers to be motivating for their tutees, they did not believe that learning was enhanced. The tutors' personal use of computers affected their willingness to use computers for tutoring as well as their perceptions of computers as being motivating and valuable teaching tools. A copy of the survey instrument is appended. (Contains 12 references, 6 figures, and 1 table.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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