The Effects of Applying a VCS System on Pre-Service Teachers’ Competencies for Technology Integration
AbstractTo support technology integration into instruction, a web system of video case studies (VCS) has been developed for pre-service teachers, and implemented in the course of “Computers and Instruction” during the spring semester of 2009. A self-developed survey and group interviews were used to investigate its learning effects. The results from the survey indicated that the participants highly appreciated the use of the VCS system for professional development especially in observation skills, flexibility on applying technology, multiple use of technology, and multiple perspectives in dealing with teaching problems. Furthermore, the results from the interviews revealed that the participants began to think seriously about applying technology in their teaching subjects, obtained various ideas of technology use, acknowledged the benefits of technology use, and at the same time, became more thoughtful about applying technology in the teaching field.