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Innovative uses of IT applications in STEM classrooms: A preliminary review of ITEST teacher professional development
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 203–230
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program provides a unique opportunity to assess a broad spectrum of professional development projects that share key characteristics but were...
The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program: Teachers developing the next generation of STEM talent
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 187–201
This introduction to the JTATE special issue on the National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) sets the context for the six articles that follow. The ITEST program is designed to discover and...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 22, No. 1 (2011) pp. 139–165
The purpose of this paper is to explore a teacher professional development program embedded in a networked learning environment, and to offer an emerging model and analytic matrix of 21st century teacher professional development. The Globaloria...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 189–213
Professional learning is an important process in enabling teachers to update their pedagogical knowledge and practices. The use of online technologies to support professional learning has a number of benefits in terms of flexibility and scalability. ...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 55–74
Several studies have shown the complexities that teachers faced when planning for instruction in technology enhanced learning environments (TELE). Although classroom-oriented instructional development (ID) models have the potential to help teachers...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1417–1424
What happens when an inquiry-based teacher education program encounters a province-mandated Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum? This paper reports on the second year of technology integration efforts in an inquiry-based...
Sustaining the Professional Development of Teachers through a Virtual Learning Environment: Promoting Effective Teaching with ICT
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3061–3066
Professional Development (PD) of teachers in the use of Information and Communication Technology is an international priority; however it is commonly acknowledged that traditional models of PD are not effective in engendering change. In particular,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1761–1766
Problem-based learning (PBL), a teaching/learning approach that relies on ill-structured problems to provide opportunities for student learning, can involve technology as a tool for acquiring, manipulating, and communicating information. In this...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3102–3107
Successful ICT integration in classrooms depends on teachers’ competence in handling various ICT tools and on their knowledge of how to incorporate them to support teaching and learning processes. Given the importance of this issue, the purpose of...
Online discussion and the development of professional identity: helping pre-service teachers to link theory with practice
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3655–3662
The use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) at tertiary level has the potential to create new, supportive forums for building and sustaining communities of practice among pre-service teachers. The integration of ICT online discussion into...
Benefits and Changes Coming from Technology in an Elementary French School located in a Minority Setting: A Case Study
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 1677–1684
The evolution of information and communication technologies (ICTs), especially the multimedia and the Internet, offer forms of collective activities, new ways of acquiring knowledge, new avenues for the exchange of information and new dissemination...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 133–152
This study further validated the use of the technology acceptance model (TAM), as a helpful tool for understanding instructors' intentions to use web-enhanced instruction. The TAM literature suggests perceptions of the usefulness and ease of use of...
Topics: Evaluation, Instructional Design, Teachers, Distance Education, Training, Computers, Professional Development, Faculty, eLearning, Instructional Materials, Human Computer Interaction, Information Communication Technologies, Post Secondary Education, Research Methods
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 852–857
This paper points to the teacher professional development practices in a networked classroom that become reality with the use of advanced telecollaboration tools such as Virtual-U and KnowledgeForum. Those tools support, extend, and strengthen the ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3672–3680
This paper presents the findings of a survey that examined factors influencing teachers’ ICT literacy. The survey was part of a larger study exploring teachers’ readiness to transform their traditional role and engage primary school students in 21st ...
Brenda C. Nix; Joe DeBella; Greg Gierhart; Sharon Gill; Dana Harader; Ginny Richerson; Don Tomlinson
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 1 (2004) pp. 55–63
In 1999, the Murray State University and its College of Education (MSUCOE; http://www.murraystate.edu/coe/) made a commitment to making technology an integral part of its teacher preparation program. The Kentucky Academy of Technology Education ...
Action Learning: An approach to Teachers Professional Development Towards ICT-supported instructional Innovation
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2203–2210
The focus of teachers' ICT-related professional development must be changed from the technology itself to ICT application in teaching if we want to tap the potential innovative ICT implication in education. In this paper, an object oriented ICT...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1471–1474
This paper presents a professional development model that proved its practical relevance in our teaching and research work within the TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence (1995 to 2002; Theme Educating the Educators). Ways in which post...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 83–109
A blended in-service arrangement was designed to support Russian science teachers from rural schools in the integration of technology. Blended learning combines multiple delivery modes that are designed to complement each other and promote learning...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 339–373
Instructional coaching or mentoring, as a form of professional development for teachers, has gained importance as educational policy has called for the implementation of research-validated instructional practices by highly qualified teachers....
Teachers’ Views on Factors Affecting Effective Integration of Information Technology in the Classroom: Developmental Scenery
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 2 (March 2008) pp. 233–263
This article reports on an exploratory, longitudinal study, which examined six teachers' views on the factors that affect technology use in classrooms. The research examined teachers of grades 4, 5, and 6-for three years, studying the teachers both...
Small Group Collaboration in Peer-Led Electronic Discourse: An Analysis of Group Dynamics and Interactions Involving Preservice and Inservice Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 383–407
Although researchers and educators agree that small group collaboration is an essential part of teacher education, not much attention had been paid to examining the dynamics, characteristics, and processes of online group collaboration involving...
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
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 3 (2004) pp. 323–344
This paper examines three questions regarding the use of computer technologies and education. The first question addresses the effects of computer technologies on student achievement, the second regards the effects of computer technologies on school ...
Integrating Point-to-Point Videoconferencing Into Professional Development of Rural Elementary School Science Teachers
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 4 (December 2006) pp. 399–413
This study investigated the effectiveness of using point-to-point videoconferencing for a 3-day professional development workshop of elementary school science teachers as part of the Science Co-op Project in rural Missouri. The intentions of this...
Topics: Professional Development, Science, Attitudes, eLearning, Collaboration, Communication, Elementary Education, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Computers, Networking Technologies, Information Communication Technologies
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 3 (September 2008) pp. 244–263
This interpretive case study explores an attempt to add an online component-the On-line Literacy Project-to a successful face-to-face professional development community. Participants were six members of the Literacy Project, which was carried out in ...
Topics: Virtual Environments, Information Communication Technologies, Networking Technologies, Mentoring, Communication, Collaboration, Computers, Community, Interaction, Internet, Professional Development, Educational Technology
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 2 (2004) pp. 248–253
I wrote the "Myths and Realities About Technology in K-12 Schools" article (Kleiman, 2000) in 1999. Looking back at it 5 years later as it is appears as a "seminal article" in Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, I find myself...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 4, No. 2 (2005) pp. 177–190
Typically, online conversations within a university course or a community of professionals tend to take the form of a dialogue or discussion focusing on a given theme. The two different cases presented here are quite different, despite being goal...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 2 (April 2007) pp. 187–203
Pressures on higher education from outside as well as inside to incorporate information and communication technologies (ICT) will continue to grow. Society expects graduates to emerge from their university experience with appropriate technology...