Building Comprehensive Digital Media and Learning Programs with Teachers
Danielle Herro, Clemson University, United States ; Elizabeth King, Katrina Liu, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, United States ; D. Matthew Boyer, Clemson University, United States ; Carl Owens, Tennessee Technological University, (Chair/Moderator), United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This panel joins researchers of Educational Foundations, Curriculum and Instruction, and Digital Media and Learning, with program development experience spanning K-12 and higher education, in local and international contexts, detailing successes and challenges when building comprehensive DML programs. Panelists provide examples, and discuss the complicated task of creating a “participatory culture” around digital media to affect teacher preparation programs. The session focuses on teacher preparation and professional development programs from perspectives of enculturating teachers as critical users of digital media to sustain environments focused on learner impact. Participants outline implementation models, often posing challenges and creating controversy between programs and institutions, and ultimately impacting classroom practice. Their dialogue suggests the changing definition of contemporary teaching and learning, fueled by technology, necessitates shifting traditional beliefs and routines in teacher preparation programs to enact change.
Herro, D., King, E., Liu, K., Boyer, D.M. & Owens, C. (2013). Building Comprehensive Digital Media and Learning Programs with Teachers. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1336-1340). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).