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Using a qualitative approach, the authors documented experiences of teacher educators who were content experts and were asked to teach a tech-infused course. The authors found evidence that small changes in their practice were creating larger consequences within their college; it appears the author's professional development model is creating a positive cultural shift.
Updated: Aug. 09, 2017
Preparing Teachers to Integrate Technology Into K–12 Instruction: Comparing a Stand-Alone Technology Course With a Technology-Infused Approach
In this article, the authors compared the effectiveness of learning technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) domain knowledge in a new technology-infused approach for teaching technology to teacher candidates with a more traditional, stand-alone course. In the new approach, learning to use technology is infused into program methods courses. Candidates all improved their TPACK domain scores.
Updated: Aug. 09, 2017
In this action research, the authors describe the implementation of a program to infuse technology in general methods courses as a requirement of a teacher preparation program. Results revealed successes and dilemmas of infusing technology into the courses. Candidates ably described prospective use of elements of the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) model, but were less confident of their ability to develop and implement content-based lessons in which P–12 students employed technology to meet content and technology standards.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2016
The authors conducted this benchmarking study of the standalone course to determine the successful lessons and practices that should be incorporated into the new program design, in which educational technology faculty members were charged with developing an alternative approach of infusing technology into methods courses. Results from analysis of pre- and post-course survey results and focus-group data indicated that candidates' confidence and TPACK scores increased in the standalone course.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2016
The authors review the compatibility of key purposes for Electronic Portfolios (EPs) in light of the changing landscape of their use in teacher education. The authors will focus on analyzing the key purposes of portfolios—student learning/ reflection and accountability/accreditation, followed by another purpose cited in the literature—employment. The authors will discuss the costs and benefits as perceived by the various stakeholders. The authors conclude with seven recommendations to forge productive middle ground between the multiple purposes for EP use .
Updated: Jun. 05, 2013
This article discusses the results of a professional development project offered to faculty of Arizona State University’s College of Teacher Education and Leadership. The goals of this project were two-fold: (1) to assist instructors with progressing technologies; and (2) to promote transformation of pedagogy. The authors found that through the use of social networking tools, instructors and students were able to provide more feedback to one another as well as communicate more efficiently and effectively. These findings may have important implications for teacher education programs that are seeking to prepare teachers to teach in 21st century classrooms.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
Preparing Preservice Teachers for 21st Century Classrooms: Transforming Attitudes and Behaviors About Innovative Technology
This article promotes instructors’ ideas about behaviors of 21st century teachers. It also explores their efforts to support their preservice teachers to join this rank. In this qualitative study, three instructors report the results of implementing a new project, the Innovations Mini-Teach, into their course. The findings indicated that preservice teachers in this study used a variety of strategies to learn new innovations well enough to teach or model their use to classmates.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2009
University instructors discuss a required educational technology course in a teacher education program. They examine the impact of two forces: (a) Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge, commonly known as TPACK (Misha & Koelher, 2006), and (b) action research data.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2009
This descriptive study investigated the benefits and costs of using electronic portfolios (EPs) in preservice teacher education. Grounded within change theory, the study examined the perspectives of faculty in six programs in which EPs have been used on a large scale for two or more years.
Updated: Jul. 14, 2008