Innovators in Teacher Education: Diffusing Mobile Technologies in Teacher Preparation Curriculum

From Section:
Teacher Education Programs
Published:
Feb. 15, 2014

Source: Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, Volume 30, Issue 1, 2013, p. 21-29

This study aims to establish a snapshot of the extent to which teacher educators are preparing teacher candidates to use mobile learning technologies in PK–12 class-rooms, with the goal of drawing more teacher credentialing institutions into the conversations surrounding this initiative. The authors used a questionnaire consisting of open-ended items to identify teacher preparation institutions that are functioning as innovators in this area and to determine their adoption method.

The results indicate the innovators are using a variety of methods as they explore the possibilities, but, as a whole, the authors have not yet reached the tipping point necessary for this innovation to take hold.


Updated: Oct. 24, 2019
Keywords:
Educational technology | Higher education | Preservice teachers | Teacher educators | Teacher preparation | Technology integration