ERIC Number: EJ1083869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Looking across the New Digital Divide: A Comparison of Inservice and Preservice Teacher Perceptions of Mobile Phone Integration
Thomas, Kevin; O'Bannon, Blanche W.
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v23 n4 p561-581 Oct 2015
This study compared the perceptions of 1,121 inservice teachers and 245 preservice teachers in Kentucky and Tennessee to determine the difference in their support for the use of mobile phones in the classroom, as well as their perceptions of the mobile phone features that are useful for school-related work and the instructional barriers to mobile phone use. The results indicated significant differences between the inservice teachers and the preservice teachers. In all cases, the preservice teachers were more supportive of the use of mobile phones in the classroom, more positive about the useful features, and had less concern about the barriers associated with using phones for school-related work.
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Barriers, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Surveys, Rating Scales, Attitude Measures, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Tennessee