Teachers, Technologies, and Design-based Research
Feng Wang, The University of Georgia, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The current passion integration of technology for instructional uses of technologies such as computers and the Internet is also not unique. Similar enthusiasm appeared when older technologies (e.g., film, radio, and television) were introduced into education, and teachers were easy targets of critics regarding the failure of technology integration in classrooms. In this paper, the research and practice on integrating technologies into classrooms will be reviewed through the following four aspects: new technologies and old passions, people's problematic expectations, the reason of the failure of old technologies, and the questions to computers. Finally, a conclusion is presented that computers can bring great changes to classrooms in the next decade, but improper enthusiasm must be discouraged. To a great extent, the passion for computers can be managed by a more realistic research agenda. The paper concludes with recommendations for development research and design-based research.
Wang, F. (2004). Teachers, Technologies, and Design-based Research. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1075-1080). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).