Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/15574
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2012
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Yeung, A. S., Lim, K. M., Tay, E. G., Lam-Chiang, A. C., & Hui, C. (2012). Relating use of digital technology by pre-service teachers to confidence: A Singapore survey. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 28(8), 1317-1332.
Abstract: 
Teachers today are expected to be able to apply a wide range of digital technologies in
the classroom. Initial teacher education programs should prepare teachers to apply
them with confidence. Pre-service teachers in Singapore responded to a survey on use
of technologies in their personal lives and in their teaching, and how confident they
were in using them. Among 17 applications, the most frequently used were those
related to computer technology such as checking an online dictionary, web browsing
and searching, emailing, and using computer software. Participants’ use of computer
software was frequent; however it was more so in their personal lives than in their
teaching. The least used items included audio recording, video recording and global
positioning system (GPS). Usage was found to be positively correlated with
confidence, and while participants often had confidence in using the applications, their
confidence was relatively low for items such as video and audio recording which they
used the least. While teachers’ use of computers is important, their ability and
confidence to use other modern technologies for effective teaching should not be
neglected.
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1449-5554
Other Identifiers: 
10.14742/ajet.774
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