Teacher Centered Paradigms in Candidates’ Perceptions of Technology and Literacy Instruction
Thursday, March 28 11:30-11:50 AM Location: Bayside A
Presider: Christi Trucks, Jacksonville State Univeristy, United States
Abstract: This study explores teacher education candidates’ perceptions of technologies used to support K-12 student literacy development. Candidates selected technologies for future adoption based on impressions of each technology’s ability to support student literacy development. Technologies included broad-based applications (blogs, wikis, podcasts, digital storytelling) as well as more specific applications (Prezi, Glogster, Voicethread). Results indicate that candidates selected first those technologies they saw as useful in presenting content in a teacher-directed paradigm. They then considered technologies that allowed for student authoring and manipulation representing more student inquiry-based approaches. Data were disaggregated for secondary versus elementary candidate populations.