Crossing boundaries: Investigating learning among the "digital natives" pre-service teachers [PowerPoint presentation]

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Title: Crossing boundaries: Investigating learning among the "digital natives" pre-service teachers [PowerPoint presentation]
Author: Roberts, Leesha; Wilson, Ayles-Anne
Abstract: Based on Prensky's definition of "Digital Natives," this study seeks to find out whether the "digital natives" of The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) are utilizing their social information and communication technology (ICT) skills academically and collaboratively. It seeks to determine whether: 1) there are any pre-service "Digital Natives" within the UTT Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme, as defined by Prensky; 2) these UTT "digital natives" transfer the plethora of ICT technologies they utilize socially to their academic course of study in a cooperative and collaborative way while at UTT; and 3) the "digital natives" of the UTT B.Ed. Programme believe that the use of ICT enhances their learning experiences as they work cooperatively and collaboratively within their courses. Results showed that there are pre-service "Digital Natives" within the UTT BEd. Programme who fall into the category defined by Prensky (2001), and that this generation of students is comfortable with their ICTs and have been transferring their social ICT skills to their academic course of study. Generally, students are positively utilizing ICT collaborative tools to complete group work within their courses
Description: Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of The University of the West Indies Schools of Education, 23-25 April, 2013, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/15719
Date: 2013-06-24


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