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ERIC Number: EJ821472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 105
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
A Case for Ubiquitous, Integrated Computing in Teacher Education
Kay, Robin H.; Knaack, Liesel
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v14 n3 p391-412 Oct 2005
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an integrated, laptop-based approach on pre-service teachers' computer attitudes, ability and use. Pre-post program analysis revealed significant differences in behavioural attitudes and perceived control (self-efficacy), but not in affective and cognitive attitudes. In addition, there was a significant improvement in all 10 computer ability areas (operating systems, communication, World Wide Web, word processing, spreadsheets, database, graphics, multimedia, web page design, and programming). Finally, pre-service teachers used laptop computers significantly more in a university setting than in their field placements. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada