Pre-service teachers’ opinions, self-efficacy beliefs and state anxiety in relation to educational podcasting

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2014
Çelik, Berkan
Technology continues to develop rapidly and it has an undeniable effect on education. Developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) especially Web 2.0 technologies have contributed much to change the traditional understanding of education. One of the Web 2.0 technologies that can contribute to teaching and learning process is podcasting technology. The purpose of this study is two folds. The first aim of this study is to investigate pre-service teachers` opinions on educational podcasts, podcasting process and their experience. Furthermore, this study also aims to investigate pre-service teachers’ state anxiety prior to podcast development and their self-efficacy beliefs in relation to educational podcasts. The second aim of this study is to explore the effectiveness of educational podcasting in preparing pre-service teachers for their teaching profession through engaging them in authentic material development and presenting a subject in their field of study. This research study utilized a mixed method approach and convenience sampling method is used in the study. The data were collected through quantitative and qualitative instruments. They are Podcasting Familiarity Form, Educational Podcasting Opinion Questionnaire, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Educational Podcasting Self-Efficacy Beliefs Questionnaire, and semi-structured interview. The participants were pre-service teachers from Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology from one of the public universities in Ankara, Turkey. Quantitative data were collected from 25 participants and qualitative data were collected from 10 participants. The results showed that pre-service teachers’ opinions are mainly positive regarding podcasts, podcasting process and activities, and their experience. Also, they had increased self-efficacy after engaging in podcast activities. Furthermore, the results showed that pre-service teachers experienced anxiety prior to podcast development. In addition, it was found that podcast activities could be useful to train pre-service teachers for their teaching profession and for the current technologies.

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B. Çelik, “Pre-service teachers’ opinions, self-efficacy beliefs and state anxiety in relation to educational podcasting,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.