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ERIC Number: EJ1341153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Engagement & Digital Tools: Lessons Learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Shedrow, Stephanie
AILACTE Journal, v18 p1-26 2021
Abrupt changes to teaching and learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed teacher educators to incorporate new technologies and pedagogies while teaching unfamiliar course designs (i.e., online, blended, flipped, hybrid, HyFlex). This study examined elementary teacher candidates' experiences with tech tools in college courses and the tools they subsequently incorporated into teaching during field placements. The results of two surveys indicate that teacher candidates broadly appreciated the use of tech tools in their university-based courses. That said, they wanted the tools to be used meaningfully by technically proficient instructors who align the tools with course learning outcomes. Teacher candidates also wanted the increased accessibility to course materials and class meetings to continue after the pandemic ends. Finally, data from this study both echoes previous research indicating that teacher candidates use the technology tools they experience during college classes and presents a correlation between the tools candidates found engaging as learners and those they employed when teaching during field placements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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