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The article explores the development of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) and its influence on global education. The authors describe the ADL initiative and its implication for K-12 education and call educators to provide the anytime, anywhere education to more students.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2008
The advantages and disadvantages of using ICT as a mediating artefact in classrooms compared to alternative tools
The article describes the conditions in which information and communication technology (ICT) may be advantageous over alternative tools of illustration. The main focus is the importance of context to the learning activity in which the teacher plays an important part.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2008
The article describes a case study designed to explore the use of student teachers as agents for both preservice teachers and inservice teachers' professional development associated with educational technology. The study examined to what extent preservice teachers can implement a technology-rich curriculum, and to what extend they can facilitate their mentors' acquisition of those skills. Results indicate preservice teachers can stimulate the integration of technology-rich innovations in their mentor teachers.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2008
A self-study into the integration of instructional technology into science teaching included reflections and self-inquiry. Elementary science methods students participated in a series of inquiry-based activities that utilized various instructional technologies Findings of the self study revealed that the teacher's own reflections and documentation influenced and paralleled her students' development of learning how to teach scientific inquiry using instructional technology.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2008
Teacher Educators’ Beliefs and Technology Uses as Predictors of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs and Technology Attitudes
A study was conducted to examine preservice teachers' pedagogical beliefs toward technology, compared to those held by teacher educators. Results reveal that at the semester's end, preservice teachers' nonlearner-centered beliefs about learning and teaching decreased. However, their nonlearner-centered beliefs about learners increased. Furthermore, taking an introductory educational technology course was found to be helpful in improving preservice teachers’ technology attitudes related to educational benefits.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2008
Factors That Influence Mentor and Teacher Interactions During Technology Integration Collaborative Apprenticeships
A study was conducted to examine factors that influence teachers' technology integration, as they create technology-enhanced materials. Although all teachers received onsite peer mentoring, results of the study indicate that teachers who succeeded in designing technology-based materials interacted differently from their peers. Those teachers assumed greater ownership in learning and interacted frequently to obtain support and advance their development. Peer mentoring also influenced both the interaction among peers and quality of teacher growth in the community.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2008
Computer-based Learning in a Primary School: Differences between the early and later years of primary schooling
Following the increasing expectations that all primary schools students and teachers actively use information and communication technology, the article explores the implementation of those efforts. Research indicated that the ICT programs established within schools often favor the later primary year levels over the early primary school years in terms of learning environment and programs in terms of early childhood philosophies during the first years of school.
Updated: Jan. 07, 2008