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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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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