Technology Use Among Preservice Teachers: Implications for Instruction
Friday, March 7 11:00-11:20 AM Location: Royale 7
Presider: David Slykhuis, University of Northern Colorado, United States
Abstract: Results of a technology use survey among preservice teachers revealed ownership of multiple devices and a wide-range of daily applications. Talking on the cellphone, text messaging, and using the computer for educational purposes were the most frequent daily activities. Face-to-face interaction was also prevalent, especially with friends and classmates. Different communication modes were selected based upon type of audience and message. The results of this study are relevant to courses for preservice teachers, especially those courses that include a focus on integrating technology into the K-12 curriculum. The presentation will include a discussion of the results of the study with a focus on how characteristics of preservice teachers have influenced the design of a new technology integration course.