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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

December 2008 Volume 8, Number 4


Glen L. Bull; Lynn Bell; Chrystalla Mouza

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Make It a Two-Way connection: A Response to “Connecting Informal and Formal Learning Experiences in the Age of Participatory Media”

    David Gibson, University of Vermont, United States

    The recent editorial “Connecting Informal and Formal Learning Experiences in the Age of Participatory Media” (Bull, Thompson, Searson, Garofalo, Park, Young, & Lee 2008) points out that social... More

    pp. 305-309

  2. Automated Essay Scoring Versus Human Scoring: A Correlational Study

    Jinhao Wang, South Texas College, United States; Michelle Stallone Brown, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, United States

    The purpose of the current study was to analyze the relationship between automated essay scoring (AES) and human scoring in order to determine the validity and usefulness of AES for large-scale... More

    pp. 310-325

  3. Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology: An Integrated Approach to Developing Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

    Hollylynne Lee & Karen Hollebrands, North Carolina State University, United States

    Several organizations have highlighted the importance of preparing teachers to teach students mathematics using appropriate technology (e.g., Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, 2006;... More

    pp. 326-341

  4. Using Technology as a Tool for Learning and Developing 21st Century Skills: an Examination of Technology Use by Pre-Service Teachers with their K-12 Students

    Gayle Thieman, Portland State University, United States

    This study examined work samples and reflections of 223 elementary and secondary preservice teachers in a graduate teacher education program. The 5-year study addressed two questions: (a) To what ... More

    pp. 342-366

  5. Baptism by firewall? Computer-mediated collaborative projects as professional development opportunities for teachers.

    Julie Shaughnessy, Purves Ross & Anita Jackson, Roehampton University, United Kingdom

    Abstract New technologies now offer teachers alternative models of collaboration with schools overseas, but how effective are they as professional development opportunities? The experiences of 18... More

    pp. 367-393

  6. Classroom-based use of two educational technologies: A socio-cultural perspective

    Sandy Schuck & Matthew Kearney, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

    This paper describes the fit between educational technologies and teacher views and pedagogies in light of two recently completed research projects. These studies focused on observed pedagogies... More

    pp. 394-406