ERIC Number: ED482290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Evaluating Student Teachers' Technology Use with Group Support Systems and Questionnaire.
Klecker, Beverly M.; Hunt, Steve; Hunt, Darla; Lackner, Katherine
This study was designed for evaluation of the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers for Technology (PT3) Grant goal that all preservice teachers will effectively integrate technology into instruction and serve as role models and mentors for inservice teachers as determined by qualitative and quantitative assessment tools. The Group Support System (an electronic meeting system; GSS) was used to collect qualitative data and a paper-and-pencil survey was used to collect quantitative data from 110 candidates as they completed student teaching. Descriptive statistics from the analyses were compared. Results from the GSS data analysis found that 36 different technologies were used during student teaching. PowerPoint presentation software (n=57) and Internet )n=49) were the most frequently used. Ninety-one percent of the student teachers stated that using technology increased student learning in their classrooms. Through quantitative analysis, competency levels using different technologies were identified. Qualitative analysis also identified areas for future training. Both National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and National Teacher Standards require new teachers to have technology competencies. The paper includes a description of the GSS process and the survey developed for the study. (Contains 5 tables and 14 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Biloxi, MS, November 5-7, 2003).