el 14(4): e2

Research Article

Pre-service Teachers’ Perspectives on One-to-one Computing: A Mixed Method Study

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/el.1.4.e2,
        author={D. Xiao and W.F. Chen },
        title={Pre-service Teachers’ Perspectives on One-to-one Computing: A Mixed Method Study},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning},
        volume={1},
        number={4},
        publisher={ICST},
        journal_a={EL},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={one-to-one computing, ubiquitous computing, mixed method, pre-service teachers, K-12, e-learning.},
        doi={10.4108/el.1.4.e2}
    }
    
  • D. Xiao
    W.F. Chen
    Year: 2014
    Pre-service Teachers’ Perspectives on One-to-one Computing: A Mixed Method Study
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    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/el.1.4.e2
D. Xiao1, W.F. Chen 2,*
  • 1: The University at Albany, State University of New York, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12222, USA
  • 2: The Pennsylvania State University, Information Sciences and Technology, Lehman, PA 18627, USA
*Contact email: weifan@psu.edu

Abstract

This study aims at exploring pre-service teachers’ perspectives on one-to-one (1:1) computing in teaching and learning. It gathered data regarding various aspects of 1:1 computing from 145 pre-service teachers at a public university in USA. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were applied in data analysis. Findings show that pre-service teachers consider the use of 1:1 computing in the classroom changes interactions between instructors and students. The positive influence includes enhanced communication and providing medium for presenting materials. Significant difference was found in time spent using 1:1 computing in varied types of settings (F(3,576)=37.70, p<.05). In addition, pre-service teachers believe that technology can influence teaching in a positive way; the use of 1:1 computing increases engagement and facilitates knowledge transfer.