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Students’ Level of Satisfaction and Their Technological Proficiency Growth in Teacher Education Coursework

Trang Phan 1 * , Earl Aguilera 1, Susan Tracz 1

CONT ED TECHNOLOGY, Volume 14, Issue 1, Article No: ep337

Submitted: 08 March 2021, Published Online: 26 November 2021

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Teachers are increasingly expected to demonstrate frequent use of and proficiency with educational technologies in the classroom. Meanwhile, teacher experiences with new technologies prior to their entry into the classroom do not always match these expectations. For many teacher education programs, the solution to this challenge lies in the incorporation of educational technologies into coursework for pre-service teachers (PSTs). This study examines PST reported uses and proficiency with educational technologies before and after taking introductory educational coursework. Based on surveys administered at the beginning and end of introductory education courses, the study found that PSTs reported consistent improvement in their technological skills. There were also positive relationships among skills competence and PST outcomes of satisfaction, effectiveness, and usefulness. These findings support existing efforts to incorporate educational technology into teacher certification coursework, while also suggesting ways to expand on these approaches to better support PSTs experience with educational technologies.



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