Using Research Modeling Methods to Enhance Teacher Education Students’ Practice in Technology Integration
Leping Liu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In research of using information technology in teaching education, many researchers have found some effective or better methods to improve teaching and learning. However, when other educators are trying to learn from the research, or duplicate the experiences, they usually find hard to follow. Research modeling has been found a useful tool to connect research findings to practice. Modeling is a systematic process that first identifies and detects the critical components in a field of research, then establishes the connections among the components, and presents the components and their relationships. The purposes of this paper are (a) to introduce a method of modeling, and demonstrate types and examples of research modeling; and (b) to present the author's experience to use this modeling method in helping teacher education students connect research findings to their technology integration practice.
Liu, L. (2008). Using Research Modeling Methods to Enhance Teacher Education Students’ Practice in Technology Integration. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1174-1179). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).