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ERIC Number: EJ876911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1040-2454
Perceptions of Beginning Teacher Education Students regarding Educational Technology
Friedman, Adam; Kajder, Sara
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, v22 n4 p147-151 Sum 2006
This study sought to identify the attitudes and perceptions of students in an introductory educational technology course situated within a teacher education program. Data were collected in the form of anonymous feedback throughout the semester. Findings included: students tended to enter the course with either a good deal of technology knowledge or with apprehension about using technology; students' thinking evolved from conceiving of technology in a generic classroom to a classroom in which they were the teacher; the majority of students had not experienced effective uses of technology in their previous courses; technologies incorporated into the course needed to be reflective of what was available in K-12 schools; and by the end of the semester, students demonstrated technical skills, pedagogical content knowledge, and significant motivation to integrate technology into their classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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