TITLE

FROM DEVICE CENTRIC TO PEOPLE CENTRIC UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING: PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS USING TECHNOLOGY ACROSS

AUTHOR(S)
WENLI CHEN; LEE, CHERYL; TAN, ASHLEY; WETTASINGHE, MARISSA; WONG, PHILIP
PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Research & Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning;Mar2012, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The first part of this study examines the ICT devices that a large group of pre-service teachers (*n=107) owned and used for different purposes. The second part of this study takes a closer look at how three pre-service teachers in Singapore used different computing devices across different spaces. The combination of these two parts provides a snapshot of the teachers' ubiquitous computing experiences and sheds light on how their ICT experiences affected their learning and consequently, their teaching. It is found that in general, pre-service teachers owned more than one mobile device and they chose which device to use according to their needs and situations. They generally also showed high usage rates for ICT applications. The data collected from the three pre-service teachers provides more details. For example, the mobile device most often used for work-related purposes (whether as a student or as a trainee teacher) is the laptop and the usage of the various devices is limited by the ICT infrastructure of different locations. Their perceptions and beliefs of the various devices and their affordances are also reflected in the second part.
ACCESSION #
85289257

 

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