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Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 4 (October 2015) pp. 509–533
Although the literature emphasizes the need for teachers to have online learning experiences in preparation for teaching online, teachers have few opportunities to experience online learning. One opportunity is online professional development. The ...
Commentary: Science, Technology, and Society in Guidelines for Using Technology to Prepare Social Studies Teachers: A Reply to Hicks et al. and Crocco and Leo
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (September 2015) pp. 395–403
This essay is a response to both the “Guidelines for Using Technology to Prepare Social Studies Teachers” published in this journal by Hicks, Lee, Berson, Bolick, and Diem (2014) and the rejoinder by Crocco and Leo (2015). The author agrees with...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (June 2015) pp. 126–160
Using a mixed-methods approach the authors compared the associated practices of senior physics teachers (n = 7) and students (n = 53) in a 1:1 laptop environment with those of senior biology teachers (n = 10) and students (n = 125) also in a 1:1...
Professional task-based curriculum development for distance education practitioners at master’s level: A design-based research
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 16, No. 2 (Apr 15, 2015)
Curriculum development for distance education (DE) practitioners is more and more focusing on practical requirements and competence development. Delphi and DACUM methods have been used at some universities. However, in the competency-based...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 4 (December 2011) pp. 324–349
This article describes an English language arts teacher preparation perspective that considers middle school students as part of the teacher educator team. Based on a recognized gap in the literature about students as powerful partners, the authors ...
Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Learning Science Methods Through Hybridizing Asynchronous and Traditional Experiences
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 3 (September 2011) pp. 271–281
This study addresses preservice teachers’ perceptions toward online experiences, specifically, their perceptions about utilizing an online science methods curriculum versus a traditional methods curriculum. Thirty-eight senior level preservice...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 23–43
** Invited as a paper from SITE 2009 ** The Team-Taught Cohort Model for preparing pre-service teachers to use technology in their classrooms involves a “block” of courses in combination with a field experience in the second year of a four-year...
Incorporating Competency-based Blended Learning in a Chinese Language Classroom: A Web 2.0 Drupal Module Design
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 9, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 529–548
This study aims to create a blended learning environment, based on the concept of competency-based training, in a Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) classroom at an American university. Drupal platform and web 2.0 tools were used as supplements to...
“Grounded” Technology Integration: Instructional Planning Using Curriculum-Based Activity Type Taxonomies
Judith Harris; Mark Hofer; Margaret Blanchard; Neal Grandgenett; Denise Schmidt; Marcela van Olphen; Carl Young
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 573–605
Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK or TPACK) – the highly practical professional educational knowledge that enables and supports technology integration – is comprised of teachers’ concurrent and interdependent knowledge of curriculum...
The Impact of and the Key Elements for a Successful Virtual Early Field Experience: Lessons Learned from a Case Study
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 3 (September 2010) pp. 309–337
Virtual schooling, or the practice of offering K-12 courses via distance technologies, has rapidly increased in popularity since its beginning in 1994. Although effective interaction with and support for students in these environments requires a...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 2 (June 2010) pp. 175–196
This article documents the curricular decisions made by a teacher educator research team whose guiding theoretical focus for intern practice is dialogic instruction. Over a 2-year sequence, teaching interns used video and Web 2.0 technologies to...
Convergent Adaptation in Small Groups: Understanding Professional Development Activities Through a Complex Systems Lens
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 319–344
Understanding the dynamics of individual or group adaptation can provide valuable information for constructing professional development strategies to increase chances of instructional success. This paper reports on an exploratory study that...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 231–264
The Arctic Climate Modeling Program (ACMP) offered yearlong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professional development to teachers in rural Alaska. Teacher training focused on introducing youth to workforce technologies used in...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 2010) pp. 133–144
Writing personal narratives provides students with additional techniques for making deeper connections to subject matter. Content-related narrative development offers a departure from the traditional methods of teaching and learning and enables...
Topics: Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Creativity, Video, Schools, Inclusive Education, Classrooms, Multicultural Education, Students, Personality, Integration, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Literacy, Cognition, Teachers, Community, Computers, Interaction, Internet, Multimedia, Professional Development, Curriculum, Preservice Teacher Education, Standards, Culture, Communication
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 2010) pp. 145–166
This study examined teacher-learners’ reflections about the use of video production in their K-12 classrooms for evidence of content learning, the factors facilitating teacher use of video production, and the challenges teachers reported. Findings...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 51–77
This study describes the design, implementation, and analysis of three related surveys launched to investigate E-Learning in undergraduate humanities classes at a public technological research university. Examined are the independent variables of...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 280–315
This mixed methods study examined the effects of inserting laptops and science technology tools in middle school environments. Working together with a local university, middle school science teaching faculty members wrote and aligned curricula,...
Topics: Middle School Education, Classrooms, Human Computer Interaction, Learning Outcomes, Students, Computers, Integration, Teachers, Multimedia, Educational Technology, Change, Professional Development, Curriculum, Science, Teaching Methods, Creativity, Schools, Collaboration
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 337–355
This article presents a review of the research on technology integration in the area of literacy for individuals with mild disabilities. It describes relevant legislation, including how special education technology is impacted by the No Child Left...
Topics: Learning Disabilities, Learning Outcomes, Inclusive Education, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Curriculum, Software, Change, Literacy, Accessibility, Mathematics, Integration, Multimedia, Educational Technology
Enhancing TPACK with Assistive Technology: Promoting Inclusive Practices in Pre-service Teacher Education
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 2 (June 2009) pp. 186–207
As the global community continues the transition from an industrialized factory model to an information and now participatory networked-based society, educational technology will play a pivotal role in preparing students for their futures. Many...
Facilitating Technology-Enhanced Problem-based Learning (PBL) in the Middle School Classroom: An Examination of How and Why Teachers Adapt
Peggy A. Ertmer; Krista D. Glazewski; Donna Jones; Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich; Yuksel Goktas; Kelly Collins; Aslihan Kocaman
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 35–54
Despite the challenges inherent in adopting problem-based learning (PBL) in the middle school classroom, successful PBL teachers are able to find suitable solutions. In this exploratory study we examined the perceptions and practices of five...
AACE Journal Vol. 16, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 347–365
During the past few years there have been great strides in the advancement of technology with the rise of mobile devices leading to an era characterized by the instant access to and mobility of information. Mobile technologies have more recently...
E-Learning Teams and Their Adult Learning Efforts in Corporate Settings: A Cross Analysis of Four Case Studies
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 293–309
Four cases relating to the efforts of e-learning teams in valuing adult learners in their e-learning solutions were examined to better understand how e-learning teams value their adult learners within corporate settings. Two questions guided the...
AACE Journal Vol. 16, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 203–233
The use of podcasting has grown exponentially. Research projects are racing to keep up with this growth to understand implications for learning and instruction. This project specifically attempts to understand if the use and development of podcasts...
Topics: Teachers, Distance Education, Cognition, Training, Interaction, Computers, Community, Mathematics, Accessibility, Integration, Assessment, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Literacy, Culture, Standards, Children, Science, Curriculum, Professional Development, eLearning, Attitudes, Evaluation, Software, Multimedia, Internet, Virtual Environments, Students, Library, Middle School Education, Legal Issues, Information Sciences, Physical Environments, Planning, Research Methods, Social Sciences, Socialization, Schools, Navigation, Learning Objects, Collaboration, Competencies, Communication, Leadership, Graphics, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Computer Sciences, Classrooms, Behavior, Databases, English Language Arts, Inclusive Education, Information Communication Technologies, Health, Government, Ethical Issues, Tutoring, Audio, Creativity, Multicultural Education, Human Computer Interaction
Using a Simulation-Based Learning Environment to Enhance Learning and Instruction in a Middle School Science Classroom
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 103–120
The goal of this project was to help science teachers shift to a more inquiry-based teaching style by supplying learning tools that support a more student-centered approach. The project employed PSI (Personal Study Instrument) Sim Modules, a...
Investigating Student Attitudes Toward a Synchronous, Online Graduate Course in a Multi-User Virtual Learning Environment
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 1 (2008) pp. 5–34
This article describes a graduate distance education course at North Carolina State University, which combined science content and pedagogy with video game design. The course was conducted entirely in a synchronous, online, Virtual Learning...
Topics: Information Communication Technologies, Virtual Environments, Distance Education, Interaction, Community, Instructional Design, Learning Objects, Games, Creativity, Human Computer Interaction, Science, Attitudes, Collaboration, Communication, Curriculum
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 4 (December 2007) pp. 318–326
This study documents the transformation of a graduate-level course for teachers that had traditionally been taught in a face-to-face (f2f) model, in multiple sections, at a large university. By designing the course for online delivery and developing ...
Textbook Preferences: The Possibilities of Individualized Learning in Social Studies With an Individualized Textbook
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 493–510
This study investigated the ideology and perspectives of sixth grade students, parents, and teachers concerning four district approved social studies textbooks from the state adoption list. Student participants were selected using a stratified...
Topics: Multimedia, Curriculum, Social Studies, Attitudes, Teachers, Interaction, Computers, Instructional Design, Change, eLearning, Instructional Materials, Computer Sciences, Human Computer Interaction, Students, Middle School Education, Networking Technologies
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 2 (April 2007) pp. 279–292
As educators in higher education are making efforts in improving the quality of teaching practices, the Internet is without a doubt a tool that holds great potential in assisting them in their efforts. Integrated into university courses, the...
Enhancing Fourth Graders’ Ability to Interpret Graphical Representations Through the Use of Microcomputer-Based Labs Implemented Within an Inquiry-Based Activity Sequence
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 26, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 75–99
This article reports on a research effort that investigated whether the use of Microcomputer-Based Labs (MBLs), implemented within an inquiry-based activity sequence on phase transformations (melting and freezing), contributes to the development of...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 4 (October 2006) pp. 755–774
The Online Post Baccalaureate Program is described along with indicators of how well the program met the goals of its developers during two years of implementation. Faculty aimed to develop a program that would satisfy students, offer a more...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 25, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 281–300
The life sciences, in particular molecular genetics, have become a pivotal area of research and innovation, and at the same time are amongst the most controversially discussed in today's society. Despite this discussion, the demand for life science...
Topics: Simulation, Science Education, Web-based Instruction, eLearning, Educational multimedia, Teaching Methods, Interactive Multimedia Systems, Science, Curriculum, teaching, Educational Technology, Multimedia, collaborative learning, Instructional Design
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 3 (2006) pp. 328–341
The purpose of this article is to describe the attempts of faculty members in one teacher education program to foster integration of content and skills across courses, prepare teachers for the diverse classrooms they will encounter, and connect...
The Future Is Now: A Review of the Literature on the Use of Computers in Early Childhood Education (1994 - 2004)
AACE Journal Vol. 13, No. 3 (July 2005) pp. 201–232
This article considers the research literature of the past decade pertaining to the use of computers in early childhood education. It notes that there have been considerable changes in all aspects of our lives over this time period and considers...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 13, No. 3 (July 2005) pp. 493–514
This case study evaluates a field-based strategy for training in-service elementary teachers to use technology. The strategy, which was incorporated into the Long Beach Professional Development School for Educators (LBPDSE), involved a technology...
AACE Journal Vol. 13, No. 2 (April 2005) pp. 159–177
Researchers and teacher educators have called for contextualizing the learning of pedagogy and content within the complex context of schools. This account provides an overview of a web-based simulation called Sim-School © that provides a realistic...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 24, No. 2 (April 2005) pp. 157–178
In the this paper, we report on a program of study called Adventures in Modeling that challenges the traditional scientific method approach in science classrooms using StarLogo modeling software. Drawing upon previous successful efforts with older...
Educational Technology as a Tool for Multicultural Democratic Education: The Case of One U.S. History Teacher in an Underresourced High School
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 4 (2005) pp. 395–409
This case study analyzes the pedagogy of one U.S. History teacher as he prepared students for active and effective citizenship through multicultural democratic education in an underresourced alternative public high school. In particular, the paper...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 23, No. 4 (October 2004) pp. 367–378
The current study describes an authentic learning experience designed to develop technology and science process skills through a carefully scaffolded curriculum using mealworms as a content focus. An individual mentor assigned to each 4th and 5th...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 12, No. 3 (2004) pp. 431–445
This case study addresses the use of the "anchored instruction approach" to restructure educational computing courses to enhance future teachers' learning of technology applications in the classroom. A cohort group of 22 preservice teachers from a...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 11, No. 1 (2000) pp. 51–84
In this paper we report on the Probability Inquiry Environment (PIE), which facilitates the development of probabilistic reasoning by making available collaborative inquiry activities and student-controlled simulations. These activities guide middle ...
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 1999, No. 1 (1999) pp. 221–254
Integration of computers across the classroom curriculum has been an object of debate for over 15 years. This paper compares the integration of computers with what has been learned about literacy education. The integration of literacy learning into ...
The Case for Hypermedia Video Ethnographies: Designing a New Class of Case Studies that Challenge Teaching Practice
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education
Teacher educators are under increased pressure to prepare pre-service teachers theoretically and practically to teach culturally, linguistically, and learning diverse students. This paper describes an effort to expand traditional written case study ...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education
In this article, we discuss the context, conception, implementation and research used to refine and evaluate a systemic model for fostering technology integration in teacher education. The Learning Generation model identifies conditions where...
Topics: Preservice Teachers, Technology integration, teacher education, Integration, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum, teacher preparation, Professional Development, faculty development, Collaboration, Inclusive Education