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ERIC Number: EJ1208766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-2217
The Effect of Personal Learning Network Exposure on Pre-Service Teacher's Digital Resource Search Habits
Russo, Tracy; Siko, Jason
Journal on School Educational Technology, v14 n2 p12-23 Sep-Nov 2018
Teacher confidence with technology integration remains generally low over time, and teacher preparation programs have been tasked with supplying the education sector with teachers ready to implement an ever-changing toolkit of technologies. These efforts can be hampered by isolation of the traditional technology course and lack of field component. In this pilot study, the authors leverage students' personal experiences gained while creating a self-developed Personal Learning Network (PLN) to build confidence and capabilities for searching appropriate web-based resources to include in a technology-infused lesson plan. Through two course iterations, framing PLN construction around internet searches of their final project resources was found to increase PLN and resource portal utilization, a course goal to improve the quality of selected resources over those found in more simplistic internet searches. Further iterations look to increase connections between assignments exploring technologies and integration into student-created lessons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A