The Multiple Ways Technology Supports Pre-service Teacher Education: A Foray into Multimedia Literacies

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Publication Date

Spring 2013


student teachers, teacher education, multimedia systems in education, elementary education, comparative studies, data analysis


In this paper, we discuss what happens when multimedia-technologies and new literacies are integrated into teacher-education literacy methods courses. Within two linked methods courses, in which pre-service teachers tutored elementary students, we examined situated, technology-related behaviors and how these behaviors impacted pre-service teachers' learning and instructional practices. Using the constant-comparative method, we identified seven patterns in the data related to ways in which the meanings of technology-related behaviors must be negotiated between users and teachers.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Reading Education, v. 38, issue 3, p. 14-20