Information Communication Technology: Challenges & Some Prospects from Preservice Education to the Classroom

Kristina Kaufman

Abstract


An increasing imperative for teacher education and the K-12 classroom is the acquisition and application of technology for teaching and learning purposes.  Developing sound technical aptitude for classroom use can be challenging for educators who face a constantly changing landscape of technology tools.  The research literature is replete with rationale for both preservice and practicing teachers to develop information communication technology (ICT) skills for 21st century teaching and learning.  Research points to a lack of self-efficacy and utilization of technology among preservice teachers that links back to their teacher education programs.  To better prepare teachers to utilize technology in K-12 classrooms, the author discusses some prospects for improving the technological acquisition among preservice and practicing teachers.


Keywords


ICT, technology, preservice teacher, teacher education

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