The Computer Endorsement Program: Examining Expectations as a Catalyst for Change
AbstractThis paper examines attitudes and perceptions associated with instructional technology programs offered by the School of Education at Indiana University South Bend. I chose to examine instructional technology programs offered by the School of Education. The School of Education currently offers a computer endorsement, which may be added to an initial area of certification. It is expected that teachers holding this endorsement will be sufficiently competent to incorporate computers into instruction in various contexts. It was therefore my intent to determine the level to which our students are meeting school expectations. An appropriate instrument was developed to investigate prevailing attitudes and expectations, and the survey was conducted. While technological skill expectations of the School of Education and P-12 schools were similar, disparity was observed in two areas. The results of this survey will be used as a catalyst for change in the School of Education's instructional technology programs.