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TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning

2002 Volume 46, Number 5

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Reforming from "Without" by Leading from Within

    Lara M. Luetkehans & Rhonda S. Robinson

    Describes reforms in the teacher preparation program at Northern Illinois University to include state and national standards; school district/university partnerships for teacher and faculty... More

    pp. 13-17

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  2. Historical Evolution of Instructional Technology in Teacher Education Programs

    Anthony K. Betrus & Michael Molenda

    Reviews the evolving content and methods of technology training in teacher education from the 1920s to the present. Highlights include the effect of computer technology; teacher use versus student ... More

    pp. 18-21

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  3. Theories on Teaching: Why Are They So Hard To Find?!?

    Janette R. Hill & Lynne Schrum

    Considers instructional theory and defines terminology related to teaching, including instruction, curriculum, teaching, and learning. Discusses historical perspectives; curriculum theory; recent... More

    pp. 22-26

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  4. Computer Mediated Social Justice: A New Model for Educators

    Sharon Tettegah

    Introduces a new model for analyzing teachers' conversations in computer-mediate communication (CMC) based on information from Bakhtin (1981), Freire (1993), social identity theory, psychological... More

    pp. 27-33

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  5. Beyond the Foundations: The Role of Vision and Belief in Teachers' Preparation for Integration of Technology

    Peter R. Albion & Peggy A. Ertmer

    Discussion of the successful adoption and use of information technology in education focuses on teacher's personal philosophical beliefs and how they influence the successful integration of... More

    pp. 34-38

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  6. TIPs for Technology Integration

    Susan Mandell, Dennis H. Sorge & James D. Russell

    Discusses the role of the teacher in effectively using technology in education based on the Technology Integration Project (TIP). Topics include why use technology; types of computer software; how ... More

    pp. 39-43

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  7. Action Research on the Changing Roles of the Instructors and the Learners

    Amy S. C. Leh

    Describes an action research study that investigated the changing roles of instructors and learners in a graduate course on technology integration for inservice teachers. Discusses results that... More

    pp. 44-47

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  8. Quality Assurance for Distance Education: A Faculty Peer Review Process

    Kathryn R. Ross, Lyn Batzer & Elaine Bennington

    Discusses the need for quality assurance in distance education; describes evaluation criteria; and reports how Ivy Tech State College (Indiana) created a peer review process as a formative... More

    pp. 48-52

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  9. Guidelines for Moderating Online Educational Computer Conferences

    David Winograd

    Presents guidelines for moderating online educational computer conferences. Explains how to prepare for the conference, including becoming familiar with the software and developing a contract with ... More

    pp. 53-57

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