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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...
“Second Generation” E-Learning: Characteristics and Design Principles for Supporting Management Soft-Skills Development
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 2 (April 2007) pp. 157–185
This article develops the concept of "second generation" e-learning as a new paradigm for thinking about online learning. Whereas "first generation" approaches have been effective for developing technical skills, the same approach has not proven...
Pedagogy First! Making Web-Technologies Work for Soft Skills Development in Leadership and Management Education
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 129–155
Most will agree that the use of Internet to support teaching and learning has become a mainstay of management education with the widespread use of online content, discussion boards, document sharing, email, virtual classrooms, etc. But, whether it...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 4 (October 2006) pp. 663–678
Realizing the potential of online or virtual communities to facilitate teacher professional development requires educators to change their current perceptions of professional development. This calls for educators to develop new images of ongoing...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 2 (March 2008) pp. 155–180
This article explores results from a research project studying teacher learning and faculty teaching in two online courses for teachers in a master's degree program. We focus on the interactions among students in online small-group discussions. We...
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...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 19–46
This article examines how teachers decide what technologies to use in their classrooms and what they expect to gain from adopting technology. Observation, interviews, and document collection were used to collect data as a part of a research project...
Topics: Professional Development, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Integration, Mathematics, Change, Educational Technology, Multimedia, Instructional Design, Teachers, Middle School Education, Students
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...
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...
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...
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....
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 2 (April 2007) pp. 267–277
This study sought to determine attitudes toward online education of English language teachers employed in state secondary schools in North Cyprus following an inservice program on distance education. Seventy-four teachers (male = 37, female = 37)...
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
Teaching Science with Technology: Case Studies of Science Teachers' Development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK)
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 25–45
This study examines the development of technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) in four in-service secondary science teachers as they participated in a professional development program focusing on technology integration into K-12...
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...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 693–720
Research shows that unless university-based teacher educators effectively integrate technology into teacher education courses, students (pre-service and in-service teachers) are unlikely to use technology effectively in their own teaching. This...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 6–11
This paper*i opens with a story of what was once cutting-edge, state-of- the-art technology and its integration into preservice teacher preparation. It is a story of the technology, in this case video recording, the theories applied to its ...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 109–142
Much educational software is designed from a specific pedagogical stance. How teachers conceive of the pedagogical stance underlying the design will affect how they utilize the technology; these conceptions may vary from teacher to teacher and from...
Enhancing Case-Based Learning in Teacher Education Through Online Discussions: Structure and Facilitation
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 19, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 331–349
This multi-case study compares the experiences of students and instructors participating in three different online discussion formats used to support the collaborative and social aspects of case-based instruction. Data were collected and analyzed...
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 ...
“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...
Collaborative Reflection and Professional Community Building: An Analysis of Preservice Teachers’ Use of an Electronic Discussion Board
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 2 (2003) pp. 259–279
The use of technology in the educational setting can provide support for professional development early in a teacher's career. The purpose of this qualitative exploratory study was to examine the use of an electronic discussion board in a field...
Integrating Technology to Foster Inquiry in an Elementary Science Methods Course: A Case Study of One Teacher Educator’s Initiatives in a PT3 Project
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 25, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 123–146
ABSTRACT Prospective teachers and teacher educators both confront practical and philosophical issues in attempting to integrate technology into their practice. This paper describes a case study of a science teacher educator, a novice with...
Topics: pre-service teacher education, Science Education, Research Methods, Inclusive Education, Science, Professional Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology integration, Preservice Teachers, research, Integration, teacher education
Learner-centeredness and teacher efficacy: Predicting teachers’ consequence concerns regarding ?the use of technology in the classroom ?
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 57–83
After more than two decades of concerted effort, less than desirable progress has been made in ?the integration of effective technology use in the classroom. In many cases computers have ?entered classrooms, but are used to do little more than...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 2 (2001) pp. 245–267
This case study of teachers' professional development in in-structional technology explores three assumptions. The first is that teachers are at various levels in their knowledge and use of technology, and that these levels are developmental....
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...
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
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...
A Successful Professional Development Project’s Failure to Promote Online Discussion about Teaching Mathematics with Technology
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 12, No. 1 (2004) pp. 57–73
This article describes the experiences of an inservice professional development project for secondary mathematics teachers as project staff struggled to build professional community through online discussions of teaching mathematics with technology. ...
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...
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 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...
Factors That Influence Mentor and Teacher Interactions During Technology Integration Collaborative Apprenticeships
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 1 (2008) pp. 35–61
This study examined factors that influence teachers' technology integration during Collaborative Apprenticeships designed to provide onsite, ongoing, and just-in-time peer mentoring to create technology-enhanced materials. Results indicate that...
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...
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...
Situated Professional Development and Technology Integration: The Capital Area Technology and Inquiry in Education (CATIE) Mentoring Program
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 2 (2002) pp. 169–190
This article explores the theoretical basis for a mentoring model of professional development concerned with the integration of computing technologies into classroom teaching and learning. It describes seven factors that affect professional...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 281–298
Rural school districts struggle to attract, retain, and support highly qualified mathematics teachers. A series of four online professional development courses in the form of integrated mathematics content and pedagogy courses was designed to meet...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2532–2536
Video has become an important tool for working with both pre-service and in-service teachers. In some cases, video is used to demonstrate new ways that teachers can explore specific content areas with students. In other cases, video is used to...
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 ...
Impact of a Professional Development Program Using Data-Loggers on Science Teachers’ Attitudes towards Inquiry-Based Teaching
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 29, No. 3 (August 2010) pp. 303–325
This study examined how a professional development program which incorporates the use of electronic data-loggers could impact on science teachers’ attitudes towards inquiry-based teaching. The participants were 28 science or technology teachers who...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 2 (June 2010) pp. 197–219
In a study of urban secondary teachers moving out of professional development and into their classrooms, the research team documented the learning processes of teachers and student groups during their digital video composing to make sense of the...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 2 (June 2009) pp. 95–116
Today’s children are bombarded by a range of media, and it is the responsibility of teachers to equip students to engage critically. Just as teachers are responsible to teach critical literacy, teacher educators must help empower teachers to become ...
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
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...
Analysing professional discourse in interactive learning: integrating historical and situational perspectives.
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 21, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 539–561
Written environments in online learning enable professional discourse to be analysed in depth and provide greater knowledge for improving learning and for planning and delivering courses aimed at professional development. Until now, research into...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 3 (September 2007) pp. 178–198
Anyone who can access the Internet can be part of the knowledge-access, knowledge-building, information-exchanging culture, regardless of location. Time magazine's latest "Person of the Year" is "You"(Grossman, 2006). In a startling acknowledgement...
Teacher Perspectives on Online Collaborative Learning: Factors Perceived as Facilitating and Impeding Successful Online Group Work
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 1 (2008) pp. 65–83
This study examined the factors perceived by in-service teachers as either facilitating or impeding successful completion of online group work in a virtual graduate school of education program. Based on a quantified qualitative data analysis of open-...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 4 (October 2006) pp. 657–661
In September of 2005, the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University hosted a conference designed to explore online teacher professional development (oTPD). During the two day conference, the participants explored ten models of oTPD. The...
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...