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Preservice Teachers' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perception of their Preparation to Teach Multiliteraies/Multimodality
The goals of this research are to examine the preservice teachers' knowledge of multimodality/multiliteracies, their perceptions of their preparation and attitudes to teaching multiliteracies in K–12 grades. The results of this study revealed that the participants were aware of the changing nature of communication technologies and their transformative impacts on literacy forms and knowledge and skill acquisition. The study proposes concrete steps to improve preservice teacher preparation so that teachers are better prepared to teach using different modes and media in today's diverse classrooms.
Updated: Sep. 14, 2011
How Asynchronous Discussion Boards Mediate Learning Literacy Methods Courses to Enrich Alternative-Licensed Teachers' Learning Experiences
The purpose of this study is to explore the alternative-licensed teachers' (ALTs) perceptions of how an asynchronous discussion board mediated learning literacy methods courses. Forty-four ALTs from Southern California were enrolled in the two courses and taught literacy teaching methods using the asynchronous discussion hoard as a tool of extending learning. The findings indicated that the technology has the potential to generate positive structure and support for learning. Furthermore, complement their responses with class discussions encouraged the participants to adopt multiple voices and and viewpoints that were different from theirs and made their own voices heard. Finally, the author discusses the implications of the findings.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2011