Search results for: Educational technology
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The authors evaluate the Team-Taught Cohort Model for preparing pre-service teachers to use technology in their classrooms. This model provides pre-service teachers with an opportunity to integrate technology into a unit based on strong educational theory and current research. The model also provides the pre-service teachers an opportunity to spend quality time in a middle or high school classroom with a mentor teacher while being supported and coached by a team of university faculty members in a technology-rich environment. Results indicate that the Team-Taught Cohort Model is successful in increasing pre-service teachers’ competence and confidence in technology integration in the classroom.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2013
This study aimed to identify and analyze the preservice technology training experiences of novice teachers. Furthermore, the author examined novice teachers’ perceptions of how well their teacher preparation program equipped them with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS•T). Three major themes regarding the Essential Conditions became evident: (a) a disconnect between preservice teachers’ technology training and other aspects of their professional education, (b) a lack of content-area relevance, and c) inadequate retention and transfer.
Updated: Jul. 10, 2013
The Efficacy of Educative Curriculum Materials to Support Geospatial Science Pedagogical Content Knowledge
The authors examined teachers’ perceived impact of the curriculum materials to support their pedagogical content knowledge related to teaching science with geospatial technologies. Results indicated that the educative curriculum materials supported science teachers’ professional growth related to their geospatial science pedagogical content knowledge during the curriculum enactment.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2013
Implementing an Educational Technology Course in Namibia’s Basic Education Teaching Diploma Programme
This article reports on the progress made towards implementing a pre-service education course in instructional media to be implemented in at all four Colleges of Education in Namibia. The author describes her work revision on it to include ICTs and technology integration.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2013
The authors draw illustrative findings from a study of high school English teachers during the implementation of an ubiquitous mobile learning innovation. The authors use multiple profiles generated from the Concerns-Based Adoption Model to exemplify how they identified and supported teachers’ diminishing and increasing operational and pedagogical issues through an iterative co-generated action-planning programme.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013
The authors examined the role of student interaction in an online environment and implications for course development and online instruction. The authors describe interaction in three ways: in relation to content; in relation to the instructor; and in relation to other learners. The body of research points to student interaction as an essential component of online learning, and the increase in the level of interactivity directly correlates with a higher the level of student satisfaction and performance.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013
Video Production and Classroom Instruction: Bridging the Academies and the Realities of Practice in Teacher Education
The authors present five guiding design principles. The authors examine teacher-learners action research reflections to identify what impact the principles had on teacher practice. The results reveal the efficacy of the five design principles and the power of bridging the culture of the academies and the realities of practice for teacher education.
Updated: Jun. 24, 2013
One-to-One Laptop Teacher Education: Does Involvement Affect Candidate Technology Skills and Dispositions?
The authors examine differences in student technology outcomes between a pilot 1:1 program with ubiquitous technology use and a more traditional program in which our candidates are expected to complete specific technology requirements in each course. The authors found that after the post-test that the beliefs of laptop candidates about educational uses of technology and skill level with educational technology significantly increased. The results also indicated that teacher candidates who were not given ubiquitous access did not improve in skill level, nor did their beliefs about educational technology change.
Updated: Jun. 05, 2013
This study attempts to understand the roles and discourse of preservice teachers engaged in literature discussion with elementary students through e-mail exchanges. After local fourth graders chose books from a list appropriate for their reading ability, they were paired with a preservice teacher for an online experience involving email exchanges about the book. Thematic qualitative analysis indicated that the preservice teachers took on different roles when interacting with young students and those roles seemed associated with the kind and success of the discussion that ensued.
Updated: May. 27, 2013
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of in-class review methods on student learning outcomes in a course preparing pre-service teachers for the Texas Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities teacher certification exam. The results reaveled that while the use of clickers in pre-service teacher education programs may contribute to in-class student engagement, the benefit from the use of clickers does not extend to better student learning gains when compared to a traditional review method.
Updated: May. 13, 2013