Using Virtual Technology to Enhance Field Experiences for Pre-Service Special Education Teachers

Aug. 01, 2014

Source: Teacher Education and Special Education, 37(3), August 2014, p. 255-272.

The current review of literature examines 14 studies that utilized virtual technologies to increase learning outcomes for pre-service special education teachers during field experiences or courses that prepared them for such experiences.

Included studies examined the efficacy of learning from digital case studies, supervision via videoconferencing, audio-cued coaching, and participation in virtual reality activities.
Results confirmed that these types of technologies can greatly enhance field-based learning opportunities for pre-service special education teachers.

Updated: Jul. 05, 2015