The Change in Perceptions of Digital Native Pre-Service Teachers on Using Free Versions of Commercial and Free Online Applications After Technology Integration Course

ID: 50460 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Mehmet Ali Ozer, New Mexico State University, United States
  2. Armando Altamirano, Tahani Mansour, Joann Latorre, and David Rutledge, NMSU, United States

Monday, March 6 11:30-11:50 AM

Presider:
Stephen Arnold, University of Arizona, United States

This paper is investigating how likely the digital native pre-service teachers (DNPST) are to use the free version of commercial and free online applications (FCFOA) as a teacher in a future classroom, after being taught about them through a semester-long technology integration course. A southern border university was chosen to conduct the study. The participants were coming from a diverse background and different age groups. An instrument used by Asing-Cashman, Gurung, Limbu, & Rutledge, (2014) was used to collect pre and post-test quantitative data. Data were analyzed using Pearson’s Chi-Squared and Fisher’s Exact tests where applicable. Results showed us that there are no significant differences between the pre and post-tests. Students seem to be already very likely to use technology tools in future teaching in the pre-test.

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