Digital mismatch: Expectations and realities of digital competency amongst pre-service education students

@article{DuncanHowell2012DigitalME,
  title={Digital mismatch: Expectations and realities of digital competency amongst pre-service education students},
  author={Jennifer Duncan-Howell},
  journal={Australasian Journal of Educational Technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={827-840}
}
Pre-service education students entering university can be categorised broadly into two distinct groups, those who are coming directly from secondary school and those who are not. The second group can be quite diverse, ranging in age, academic and/or work experience. However, what both of these groups share is a digital expectation and they expect upon completion of their studies to be more digitally fluent than when they entered university, they expect to be taught via a range of digital… 

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