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Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

October 2011 Volume 19, Number 3

Editors

Richard E. Ferdig

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. PREFACE Special Issue: Digital Games and Simulations in Teacher Preparation

    Teresa Franklin, Ohio University, United States; Len Annetta, George Mason University, United States

    Today’s pre-service teachers have grown up with ubiquitous access to computers and the Internet, which has changed how they learn and how they will teach (Prensky, 2001 ). Virtual worlds, games and... More

    pp. 239-242

  2. Playing exergames in the classroom: Pre-service teachers’ motivation, passion, effort, and perspectives

    Lin Lin & Tao Zhang, University of North Texas, United States

    This study investigated pre-service teachers’ experience, motivation, passion, effort, and perspectives in playing exergames in the classroom using the self-determination theory as the main... More

    pp. 243-260

  3. Training by Gaming: Preparing Teachers of Today for Tomorrow’s Learning Environments

    Peter G. Schrader, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States; Leanna M. Archambault, Arizona State University, United States; Conrad Oh-Young, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States

    Videogames have become a cultural and commercial phenomenon across the globe. Researchers and educators have been working to understand how to leverage these tools in education. However, there are ... More

    pp. 261-286

  4. Art Education Avatars in Action: Preparing Art Teachers for Learning and Teaching in a Virtual Age (for Special issue Digital Games and Simulations in Teacher Preparation)

    Lilly Lu, Northern Illinois University, United States

    Three-dimensional (3D) virtual worlds (VW) have great potential for contemporary art education. This article introduces the key characteristics of 3D VWs and reviews the research literature and... More

    pp. 287-301

  5. Modeling Augmented Reality Games with Preservice Elementary and Secondary Science Teachers

    Erin Peters Burton, Wendy Frazier, Leonard Annetta, Richard Lamb, Rebecca Cheng & Margaret Chmiel, George Mason University, United States

    Cell phones are ever-present in daily life, yet vastly underused in the formal science classroom. The purpose of this study was to implement a novel learning tool on cell phones, Augmented Reality ... More

    pp. 303-329

  6. Pre-Service and Beginning Teachers Rate the Utility of Virtual Museum Web Sites

    Marie Iding, University of Hawaii, United States; Joan Nordbotten, University of Bergen, Norway

    This study investigated criteria that 91 pre-service and beginning teachers used to evaluate award-winning virtual science museum Web sites for future use in teaching. Individual differences... More

    pp. 331-349

  7. Enhancing the Development of Pre-service Teacher Professional Identity via an Online Classroom Simulation

    Lisa Carrington, Lisa Kervin & Brian Ferry, University of Wollongong, Australia

    The development of a professional identity plays an important part in pre-service teacher education. However, very little is explicitly taught about how one can develop a teacher professional... More

    pp. 351-368

  8. Students’ Interest in Social Studies and Negotiation Self-Efficacy: A Meta-Analysis of the GlobalEd Project

    Mariya Yukhymenko, University of Connecticut, United States

    The current meta-analysis study summarizes the effects of the GlobalEd Project, a web-based educational intervention of international negotiations embedded within social studies curricula, on... More

    pp. 369-392