Awareness, perceptions and needs of first year teachers: market research report

EDNA (Education Network Australia) commissioned market research with first year teachers about how they currently use ICT in their teaching, and how their pre-service training prepared them for using information technologies.
The focus group participants:
Were ‘digital natives’ with much greater reliance on ICT than their more experienced colleagues:
Use the web much more in planning than in teaching – Google and Wikipedia predominate:
Described their pre-service ICT training as patchy and inconsistent:
Experienced similar barriers to previous teachers & ICT market research – limited school infrastructure, site blocking:
Advised owners of websites to ‘keep it simple’.
Read the full report here