ERIC Number: EJ1090721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
iPads and Teacher Education: Exploring a 1:1 Initiative in a Professional Development School Partnership
Mourlam, Daniel J.; Montgomery, Sarah E.
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, v31 n3 p107-116 2015
This study explores the experiences of elementary education teacher candidates in a Professional Development School Partnership that included a 1:1 iPad initiative. The teacher candidates in the year-long cohort were each given their own iPad to use in their coursework and field experience. Observation, survey, and interview data were collected to explore how the teacher candidates integrated the iPad into their teaching and learning. Using Rogers's (2003) Diffusion of Innovation framework, it was found that teacher candidates experienced a developmental process in their use of the iPad that resulted in some candidates reinventing their teaching approach and others remaining stagnant in regard to technology integration.
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Professional Development Schools, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Access to Computers, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Observation, Surveys, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods, Student Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Participant Observation, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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