Technology Mentoring: A Model for Professional Development
Hewlett Leslie, Natalie Johnson-Leslie, Arkansas State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: The pervasiveness of technology in nearly every aspect of lives is shaping trends of teaching and learning. Faculty members are constantly trying to keep up with diverse needs of students who exist in a world driven and purposed by technology. The dilemma that most faculty members face is how to access professional development opportunities that fits into their busy teaching, research and service schedule. Because of the inability at times to access professional development sessions when offered many faculty are resistant to try out new approaches for fear of failing or being perceived as incompetent by peers and students. Many faculty members are requiring personalized professional development on the integration of technology in their teaching methods. Faculty members are at different stages of proficiency in how they use and effectively integrate technology into their teaching. Hence, based on the expressed need for integrating technology into teaching the technology mentor
Leslie, H. & Johnson-Leslie, N. (2014). Technology Mentoring: A Model for Professional Development. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1587-1593). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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