Share Paper: Come the Revolution: Pre-service Teachers’ Access to, Attitudes toward, and Skills with ICT

  1. Peter Albion, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Wednesday, March 9 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Hermitage C

Abstract: Pre-service teachers can benefit from the new learning opportunities offered by information and communication technology (ICT) both immediately for their own study and, in the longer term, for use in their own classrooms. However, to benefit from those opportunities they must have ready access to ICT, some skills, and positive attitudes toward its usefulness for learning and teaching. This paper reports some results from analysis of data obtained from surveys of ICT access, and related attitudes, among pre-service teachers at an Australian university in late 2009. The survey was conducted as part of a larger investigation of ICT for student ...