Auditing the ICT experiences of teacher education undergraduates

Watson, Glenice and Jamieson-Proctor, Romina and Finger, Glenn and Lang, Wayne Terrence (2004) Auditing the ICT experiences of teacher education undergraduates. Australian Educational Computing, 19 (1). pp. 3-10. ISSN 0816-9020

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The importance of teacher education graduates having appropriate information and communication technology OCT) for learning competencies and experiences is well documented. However, without well developed processes for auditing the ICT experiences of undergraduates it should not be assumed that teachers enter their profession with the required ICT competencies to support their students' learning. This paper reports on the first phase of a project to audit the ICT experiences of teacher education undergraduates. It finds that the individual experiences of undergraduates can vary considerably depending on their choice of majors, electives or specialist teaching areas. It further finds that high percentages of students perceive themselves to have no competency with a range of ICT applications that would support the more motivational and interesting aspects of ICT integration for student learning.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2010 06:26
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 00:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher education; computer literacy; evaluation methods; ICT in education; information and communications technology; student teacher evaluation; student teachers; teacher competencies; teacher competency testing
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum

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