Intentional Use and Evaluation of iPad Applications in the Instruction of Pre-service Teachers

Maddigan, Beth and Galway, Gerald James and Stordy, Mary (2015) Intentional Use and Evaluation of iPad Applications in the Instruction of Pre-service Teachers. Research Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. (Submitted)

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This study was undertaken to examine how instructor use of emerging technologies can contribute to better quality pre-service teacher education. A group of nine Memorial University Faculty of Education instructors attempted to systematically incorporate mobile tablet (iPad) technologies into their on-campus instruction over the period of one academic year (2013-2014). Participants familiarized themselves with their device; evaluated a range of instructional applications (apps) specific to their discipline and/or teaching focus areas; and attempted to intentionally integrate the device into the classroom-learning environment. The research team utilized several focus groups and semi-structured interviews to elicit the representations of participants with respect to their impressions of the value of tablet technologies and their experiences in implementing tablet technology in their instructional practice.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
Item ID: 12123
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (page 6).
Keywords: iPads, Tablets, Education
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 14 May 2015
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: iPad (Computer), Teacher educators
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