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ERIC Number: EJ1018278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
Investigating the Role of Mobile Devices in a Blended Pre-Service Teacher Education Program
Vaughan, Norman; Lawrence, Kimberley
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v43 n3 p56-77 2013
The purpose of this research study was to investigate if and how mobile devices could be used to support the required program outcomes in a blended pre-service teacher education degree. All students enrolled in an educational technology course during the fall 2011 semester were provided with ViewSonic tablets. Through faculty interviews, student online surveys, and a post-course focus group, the study participants indicated that mobile devices could be useful for supporting future professional responsibilities (e.g., career-long learning, collaboration) and facilitating student learning but less effective for planning, assessment, and managing the classroom environment.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Calgary)