Aspiring teachers are using social media and online resources at high rates to develop their skills as educators, a report concludes.
The report focuses on ways teacher-candidates use technology in their training. For example, nearly 50 percent of students in college teaching programs use online podcasts and videos to aid their studies, and 58 percent took an online class at some point in their academic careers.
The findings are from a survey commissioned by Washington-based Blackboard Inc. and the Irvine, Calif.-based educational nonprofit Project Tomorrow. It polled 1,350 education students from colleges and universities around the country, 59 percent of whom were undergraduates under the age of 23.
A version of this article appeared in the February 20, 2013 edition of Education Week as Social Media