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

Teresa Foulger, Diane Burke, Mia Kim Williams, Mary L. Waker, Randall Hansen, David A. Slykhuis

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is 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. We 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. Our results indicate the innovators are using a variety of methods as they explore the possibilities, but, as a whole, we have not yet reached the tipping point necessary for this innovation to take hold. As we are in the early stages of what could become a movement, we anticipate that this article will stimulate some forward momentum and cross-institution sharing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-29
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

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Keywords

  • diffusion of innovation
  • innovators
  • mobile technology
  • teacher preparation
  • technology integration
  • TPACK

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  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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Innovators in Teacher Education : Diffusing Mobile Technologies in Teacher Preparation Curriculum. / Foulger, Teresa; Burke, Diane; Kim Williams, Mia; Waker, Mary L.; Hansen, Randall; Slykhuis, David A.

In: Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, Vol. 30, No. 1, 01.09.2013, p. 21-29.

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Foulger, Teresa ; Burke, Diane ; Kim Williams, Mia ; Waker, Mary L. ; Hansen, Randall ; Slykhuis, David A. / Innovators in Teacher Education : Diffusing Mobile Technologies in Teacher Preparation Curriculum. In: Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education. 2013 ; Vol. 30, No. 1. pp. 21-29.
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