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ERIC Number: EJ1120267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2395
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Technology Familiarization to Preservice Teachers: Factors that Influence Teacher Educators' Technology Decisions
Kalonde, Gilbert; Mousa, Rabab
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v45 n2 p236-255 Dec 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors that influence teacher educators' technology decisions in methods courses. Research has shown various reasons why teachers use different types of technologies and not able to integrate certain technologies. However, this study focused on the source of teachers' instructional technology foundations, knowledge, and preparation for teaching. A total of 90 teacher educators were surveyed and stated that content, ease of use, availability, experiences, students' interest, and obstacles influence decisions on technologies modeled to preservice teachers in the methods courses. This study provides a different perspective on understanding teachers' dilemma on technology integration in K-12 classrooms. The findings provide information to understand teacher educators' technology decisions and modeling influence on K-12 teachers' technology integration in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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