Examining the Impact of Educational Technology Courses on Pre-Service Teachers’ Development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Apr. 18, 2012

Source: Teaching Education, Volume 23, Issue 2, 2012, pages 195-213.

The present study aimed to examine the impact of educational technology courses on pre-service teachers’ development of knowledge of technology integration in a teacher preparation program in the USA.

The participants in this study were eight pre-service teachers enrolled in the elementary teacher education program at a large university in the mid-western USA.

The findings identified knowledge of technology integration the pre-service teachers developed and identified knowledge of technology integration needed in the technology integration courses.

The study provided a number of suggestions on different activities that could be built into educational technology courses to better prepare pre-service teachers to teach with technology.

Updated: Nov. 25, 2013