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Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 44, No. 2 (2012) pp. 161–173
At a time when implementation of electronic portfolios (EPs) is expanding, the issues of clarifying their purposes continue to plague teacher education programs. Are student-centered uses of EPs compatible with program assessment and accreditation...
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 22, No. 3 (2006) pp. 99–108
This descriptive study investigated the benefits and costs of using electronic portfolios (EPs) in preservice teacher education by examining the voices of students in six programs thought to be mature in their implementation. Benefits included...
Computing Teacher Vol. 16, No. 4 (1989) pp. 47–50
Describes a lesson based on Taba's Inductive Thinking Model that offers a set of strategies to enhance the teaching of higher order thinking skills with the use of databases. Analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information are discussed, and...
The Diffusion of Electronic Portfolios in Teacher Education: Issues of Initiation and Implementation
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 37, No. 4 (2005) pp. 411–433
This descriptive study investigates the diffusion of electronic portfolios in preservice teacher education by documenting the context and emergent practices in six programs identified as mature in their implementation. Context variables examined...
Lessons from Exemplary Colleges of Education: Factors Affecting Technology Integration in Preservice Programs
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 47, No. 4 (1999) pp. 63–81
This study focused on efforts in four colleges of education in their approaches to prepare preservice teachers to use technology. Topics include leadership, training and support; access to hardware and software; educational technology courses; field ...
The Role of School-Based Technology Coordinators as Change Agents in Elementary School Programs: A Follow-up Study
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 1994 (April 1995)
A study was conducted in 1986 which revealed that school-based computer coordinators used a combination of product- and client-centered strategies to facilitate computer use, but saw their role as transitional, predicting elimination of their jobs...
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 24, No. 4 (2008) pp. 135–142
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...
Integrating Technology into Teacher Education Courses: Longitudinal Perspectives on Overcoming Impediments
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 3 (1995) pp. 15–20
Describes a three-year effort by two professors to integrate technology into their teacher education courses. The exploratory case studies used reflective narratives, questionnaires, interviews, observations, and review of related materials...
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 13, No. 2 (1997) pp. 16–23
Provides a framework to support the systematic integration of technology into teacher education programs, describing a planning model and support materials that address the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) foundation...
Successful Change Agent Strategies for Overcoming Impediments to Microcomputer Implementation in the Classroom
This study conceptualized school-based computer coordinators as change agents and analyzed their strategies, skills, and outcomes. Questionnaires and interviews were used to gather data from three computer coordinators, their supervisors, teachers,...
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 48, No. 3 (2016) pp. 181–193
New technologies are a large part of the educational landscape in the 21st century. Emergent technologies are implemented in the classroom at an exponential rate. The newest technology to be added to the daily classroom is the tablet computer....
Development and Validation of an Instrument for Student Evaluation of the Quality of Web-Based Instruction
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 18, No. 3 (Sep 01, 2004) pp. 131–150
We developed an instrument that allows instructors to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the quality of Web-based courses. Development and validation of the instrument involved four phases. In Phase I, an instrument was developed based on survey...
Teacher Concerns during Initial Implementation of a One-to-One Laptop Initiative at the Middle School Level
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 39, No. 3 (2007) pp. 263–286
Many schools are initiating projects that place laptop computers into the hands of each student and teacher in the school. These projects entail a great deal of planning and investment by all involved. The teachers in these schools are faced with...
Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Video vs. Text Based Discussions in an Online Teacher Education Course
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Vol. 19, No. 3 (2015) pp. 48–69
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether asynchronous video posts and synchronous videoconferencing would create higher levels of teaching and social presence within an online course when compared with the university's current text-based ...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 29, No. 1 (2003) pp. 119–144
Interactional ethnography with a social constructionist perspective was used as an orienting theoretical framework to investigate how a community of learners was constructed in a postsecondary distance education class. The question guiding this...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 51, No. 1 (2003) pp. 41–56
Describes Project THREAD (Technology Helping Restructure Educational Access and Delivery), an initiative funded by the Office of Education through its PT3 (Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology) grant program whose goal is to prepare...
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 1 (1998) pp. 16–23
Describes efforts to implement a systematic approach to planning for technology integration in two colleges of education, addressing recent revisions to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Foundations and offering revised...
Choreographing Change One Step at a Time: Reflections on Integrating Technology into Teacher Education Courses
Christy J. Falba; Neal Strudler; Thomas W. Bean; Juli K. Dixon; Patricia A. Markos; Marilyn McKinney; Stanley J. Zehm
Action in Teacher Education Vol. 21, No. 1 (1999) pp. 61–76
Presents data from a case study that examined new technology use in teacher-education courses and investigated progress within College of Education faculty. Data from interviews, observations, questionnaires, and documents indicated that individual...