Faculty Publications

Title

iPads and Teacher Education: Exploring a 1:1 Initiative in a Professional Development School Partnership

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education

Volume

31

Issue

3

First Page

107

Last Page

116

Abstract

This study explores the experiences of elementary education teacher candidates in a Professional Development School Partnership that included a 1:1 iPad initiative. The teacher candidates in the year-long cohort were each given their own iPad to use in their coursework and field experience. Observation, survey, and interview data were collected to explore how the teacher candidates integrated the iPad into their teaching and learning. Using Rogers's (2003) Diffusion of Innovation framework, it was found that teacher candidates experienced a developmental process in their use of the iPad that resulted in some candidates reinventing their teaching approach and others remaining stagnant in regard to technology integration.

Original Publication Date

7-3-2015

DOI of published version

10.1080/21532974.2015.1021981

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