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SITE 2014 Presentation: Preservice Teachers' Social networking use, concerns, and educational possibilities

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This paper was presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education on March 18, 2014 by Sa Liu (representing the authors). It is authored by Joan Hughes, Yujung Ko, Mihyun Lim, and Sa Liu. If you would like a copy of the paper, please contact Dr. Joan Hughes
An audio-recording of the presentation will be available soon at http://techedges.org

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SITE 2014 Presentation: Preservice Teachers' Social networking use, concerns, and educational possibilities

  1. 1. Preservice Teachers’ Social Networking Use, Concerns, and Educational Possibilities: Trends from 2008-2012 SITE 2014 Joan. E. Hughes, Yujung Ko, Mihyun Lim, Sa Liu joanh@austin.utexas.edu @techedges
  2. 2. Research Questions 1. How are preservice teachers using social technologies in preservice teacher education? 1. What are preservice teachers’ concerns regarding social technologies? 1. Are preservice teachers considering using social technologies in their future teaching?
  3. 3. Methods • • Participants o 4 years, cross-sectional observational, descriptive survey method study o 206 preservice teachers, 8 preservice cohorts between 2008-2012 in a U.S. teacher education program of a large university o Volunteer-based; Consented to participate ● Instruments o A 20-30 minute end-of-program survey o SPSS 21.0
  4. 4. Results - Question 1 How are preservice teachers using social technologies in preservice teacher education?
  5. 5. Frequency of Using SNS
  6. 6. Types of SNS Use SNS Types Academic Year 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 Facebook 96.9 100.0 100.0 100.0 MySpace 32.8 13.5 7.5 0.0 LinkedIn 6.3 8.1 10.0 11.1 Friendster 1.6 0.0 2.5 0.0 Pinteresta - - - 72.7 Windows Live Spaces 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 Yahoo! 360 0 0 0 5.6 Otherb: Twitter 4.7 5.4 2.5 5.5 Otherb: Blog (Livejournal, Tumblr) 3.1 0 5.0 0 Otherb: Listserv 0 0 2.5 0 Otherb: Social network (iVillage) 1.6 0 0 0
  7. 7. Use of SNS for social/personal activities
  8. 8. SNS for Learning/Communicating/Sharing
  9. 9. Reading Blogs
  10. 10. Writing Blogs
  11. 11. Reading Wikis
  12. 12. Writing Wikis
  13. 13. Reading Twitter
  14. 14. Writing Twitter
  15. 15. Purpose of Use
  16. 16. Results - Question 2 What are preservice teachers’ concerns regarding social technologies?
  17. 17. Preservice Teachers’ Restrictions on SNS
  18. 18. Preservice Teachers’ Concerns
  19. 19. Results - Question 3 Are preservice teachers considering using social technologies in their future teaching?
  20. 20. Academic Year Mean S.D. n 2010 - 2011 3.15 1.64 40 2011 - 2012 2.56 1.58 18 Note. Scale from 1 (very unlikely) to 6 (very likely). Use SNS in Future Teaching
  21. 21. Limitations • Generalizability • Only one teacher education program • Self-reported perceptions of SNS use
  22. 22. Q&A Session E-mails: joanh@austin.utexas.edu yujung.ko@utexas.edu mhlim@utexas.edu liusa@utexas.edu Please email us if you would like a copy of the paper.

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