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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1859–1861
The professional development of beginning teachers is necessary for the sustainability of the teaching profession within the context of a reform-based curriculum. The trend in professional development indicates a shift from traditional approaches...
Use of video records of classroom practices to support teacher reflection in a professional learning network
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 980–989
This study discusses the use of video records of classroom practices in a professional learning network (PLN) in order to support teacher reflection and professional development. Select video recordings of participating teachers of the PLN were...
Computer Conferencing and the Development of Habits of Mind Associated with Effective Teacher Education
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 16, No. 4 (October 2005) pp. 369–393
Today teacher educators emphasize the need for preservice teachers to develop certain habits of mind (like reflection) in order to be effective teachers. These educators are constantly searching for pedagogical strategies that can help teachers...
Topics: online learning, teacher education, Learning Communities, Preservice Teacher Education, teacher preparation, Professional Development, Constructivism, Pedagogy, Computer-supported collaborative learning
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 541–571
Online discussion groups have become a resource for teachers seeking ongoing professional development. Despite their popularity, there has been little systematic investigation into the nature and quality of the dialogue that occurs within an...
The Impact of Altered Realties: Implications of Online Delivery for Learners’ Interactions, Expectations, and Learning Skills
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 55–80
Although research consistently demonstrates that students learn content in online classes as well as their campus based counterparts and are equally satisfied with the quality of their learning, more information is needed that describes how the...
Topics: Interaction, Distance Education, online learning, research, web-based learning, Instructional Design, design, online education, instruction, Professional Development, Web-based Instruction, online teaching, Teaching Methods, Learning Management Systems, Research Methods
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 2004 (2004) pp. 2463–2466
Abstract: How does on-going, job embedded professional development (Friesen & Clifford, 2002) assist teachers to move towards more student directed inquiries which will enrich not only the learning but the teaching as well? What happens when mentors ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1723–1724
Abstract: Successful instructional technology efforts contain multi-faceted support mechanisms. Thanks to a federal appropriation, ten colleges/schools/departments of education are participating in a pilot project to bring technology, support, and...
Technology and the Deep Play of Intercultural Teacher Education: A Reflection on Two Seminal Writings of Clifford Geertz
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 4 (2005) pp. 489–503
Abstract The selection of a seminal piece on intercultural issues in technology and teacher education was challenging. Researchers interested in the field come from numerous fields of study, including education, anthropology, sociology, psychology,...
Topics: psychology, Interactive Multimedia Systems, Intercultural, Inclusive Education, Social Sciences, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology integration, teacher education, Integration
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 2 (June 2007) pp. 59–74
The pervasive nature of the Internet, both in society and in America's schools, leads teacher educators to wonder how this dynamic tool is being utilized in the classroom and, especially, if it is benefiting students' understanding. This study...
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 2001, No. 1 (2001) pp. 5–31
This article reports on the final evaluation of the project, Constructing and Networking for Multiage Learning. The project gave teachers access to the resources of the World Wide Web (WWW or Web) and supported their efforts to be-come more...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 850–854
Abstract: The research component common to many Masters Degree programs poses significant challenges. Instructors strive to create a meaningful experience to demonstrate the intrinsic link between research and teaching as well as the central role...
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...
Using digital primary sources in the social studies: A case study of teacher integration of DocSouth resources
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 529–553
Two current themes in social studies education - the inclusion of technology and the emphasis on "doing history" - intersect with the use of Web-based or digital primary sources in the classroom. Digital libraries make these resources available to...
A Case Study of Design-Based Research for Creating a Vision Prototype of a Technology-Based Innovative Learning Environment
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 75–93
Design-based research is a burgeoning research paradigm holding the promise of introducing more socially responsible studies to transform education. However, there is a lack of methodological standards and established research processes to inform...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 92–94
Electronic portfolios have been advocated as a new form of assessment documenting student personal and professional growth. It is believed that through careful selection of artifacts, as well as deep reflection on their essence and appropriate...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 655–657
This panel will provide an extensive examination of an emerging approach to profession development--video ethnography from four different perspectives: pedagogical foundations, demonstration, national and international applications, and current...
Topics: Professional Development
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
The Professional Development of Human Service Professionals in Rural and Remote Areas: Investigating the Affordances of the Internet
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 1598–1604
This paper is a report of work-in-progress on a project that seeks to identify effective ways in which the Internet can be used to overcome the isolation of human service professionals employed in rural and remote areas. Professionals employed in...
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. ...
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 5, No. 4 (1999) pp. 361–385
As various institutions choose to purchase and ultimately adapt a course support system to their context, or even develop their own system, they need to give serious consideration to the design of associated professional development programs. At...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 221–246
The purpose of the present study was to examine the nature of the discourse generated by two different online approaches to mathematics teacher professional development. Thirty mathematics teachers participated in online activities involving...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 2 (June 2011) pp. 167–183
Teacher preparation for the 21st century deserves a front-end approach to addressing the use of technology in the learning environment. To study the effect of instructing with technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK), teachers were asked...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 2214–2217
"MSTelementoring" is an innovative, online professional development project for K-12 teachers in central New York State. The focus of the project is on changing teacher practice to more inquiry methods in math and science and technology. Teachers...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 1560–1565
Mentoring is an invaluable tool for developing strong educational leaders who will embraces change and commit to taking risk and finally acting. Progressive school leaders realize the necessity of interconnectedness to meet all educational, societal ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3799–3800
The Persistent Issues in History Network (PIHNet) is a web-based teaching and learning environment to support problem-based historical inquiry (PBHI) in social studies classrooms. This paper will: (1) discuss the overall design of the PIHNet...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 85–107
To be effective, teacher education programs need to engage teachers in learning as professionals. This includes learning experiences grounded in classroom practice and guidance to develop as professionals so teachers can take on roles of leaders and ...
Training Preservice Students to Utilize Web-Based Portfolios and Select Appropriate Bodies of Evidence
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 206–209
Authentic assessments and electronic portfolios are rapidly being adopted as an effective process for evaluating student's knowledge and understanding. The problem lies in training students in how to identify the bodies of evidence that best...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 4276–4285
In a blended learning environment, where students undertake professional skills development in the workplace, a flexible environment is designed in order to support problem solving in project management. The design of the environment, informed by...
The Lewis and Clark Rediscovery Project: Corps of Rediscovery online collaboration <a work-in-progress>
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 2000 (2000) pp. 987–990
The "Lewis & Clark Rediscovery Project" is a professional development program designed to help teachers restructure teaching and learning practices in the classroom through the infusion of Internet technologies, Geographic Information Systems,...
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...
The Theory and Practice of Democratic Education as Seen in Pre-Service Teachers' Electronic Portfolios
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3862–3869
This action research uses constant comparative analysis of prospective secondary social studies teachers' electronic portfolios to argue that, when designed to elicit reflection about the theory and practice of democratic education, e-portfolios can ...
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
The Impact of Ubiquitous Computing in the Internet Age: How Middle School Teachers Integrated Wireless Laptops in the Initial Stages of Implementation
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 363–385
This study investigated teacher experiences that emerged as a result of the introduction of wireless technology that placed personal laptops in the hands of every student in their classrooms. Five themes emerged as major factors during the ...
Topics: Technology integration, teacher education, Integration, information technology, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, faculty development, Computer-Based Training, Inclusive Education, Information Sciences
Teachers Roles’ and Professional Learning in Communities of Practice Supported by Technology in Schools
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 461–480
** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2004 ** This article explores four roles of teachers in classrooms using computers, from the perspective of communities of practice (Wenger, 1998). It reports on an indepth study undertaken in 12 schools, and...
Using supported video exemplars for the professional development of preservice elementary school teachers
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 2 (June 2007) pp. 28–41
The use of videotaped episodes of elementary mathematics classrooms for professional development is not new. However, without appropriate support, preservice teachers may find it difficult to hone in on the underlying features of the targeted...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 1999 (1999) pp. 1318–1319
Electronic communication is a new and expanding medium for the professional development of teachers. This paper reports on some work conducted to begin to develop a framework for discussing the forms of participation that take place in the context ...
Topics: Professional Development
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...
ADOPTION AND USE OF TECHNOLOGY-SUPPORTED LEARNER-CENTERED PEDAGOGIES: BARRIERS TO TEACHERS’ IMPLEMENTATION
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1955–1958
Implementation of learner-centered pedagogies in K-12 classrooms poses a number of difficulties for teachers that are not readily addressed through traditional professional development efforts. In this session, we outline the activities and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3465–3470
This study examined a group of elementary preservice teachers who used Blackboard online learning software to instruct sixth grade students in an integrated technology-based project as part of a science methods course. All participants were also...
The GOALS Model: Rural Teacher Preparation Institutions Meeting the Ideals of a PDS Through Educational Technology
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 2, No. 4 (2002) pp. 574–585
A primary goal of teacher preparation units is to develop skills that the teacher candidate can successfully apply as a novice teacher. As such, teacher preparation units have implemented a variety of teaching models to prepare quality PK-12...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1808–1815
Abstract: The primary question addressed in this study was whether those educators working with mentors who scored higher on a technology integration assessment experienced more success with technology integration than those working with mentors who ...
Lei Nong; Alain Breuleux; Gyeong Mi Heo; Leah Dayan; Karen Rye; Tina Morotti; Lisa Rae-Nutter; Sandra Fréchette
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 189–197
This case study describes the evolution of a teacher professional development project for digital literacy. The goal of this teacher professional development project is to support teachers’ effective use of technology and professional learning in an ...
Examining the Reflective Outcomes of Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication on Inservice Teacher Development
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 2 (2001) pp. 285–308
This study explored the professional development experienc-es of 28 practicing teachers in 10 Chicago suburban schools involved in a two-year technology supported Problem-Based Learning curriculum development effort. Asynchronous computer...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2527–2532
Supporting the development of a teacher's pedagogical thinking is considered a prerequisite for meaningful online education. AVERKO has developed an innovative model to enhance qualitative online education based on professional development...
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....
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 20, No. 3 (2001) pp. 265–292
This article presents a study designed to assess the impact of technology integration on teachers and students. To carry out the study, ALPINE, a web-based science project aimed at teaching students fundamental weather concepts, data gathering and...
University/School Professional Development Partnerships: A Sharing of Models and Evaluation Issues, Part 2
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1588–1594
This symposium will describe and provide examples of professional development models aimed at preparing inservice teachers to become technology mentors for preservice teacher candidates. Each author will present a brief paper that describes his/her ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1051–1058
Abstract: This study examines the question "How do uses of instructional media in the classroom impact student learning?" A literature review and a review of instructional technology grant projects funded by The St. Louis County Cable Television...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 554–574
Web-based learning has been proposed as a convenient way to provide professional development experiences. Despite quantitative evidence that online instruction is equivalent to traditional methods (Russell, 2001), the efficiency of this approach has ...