Prepare Teacher Education Students to Use Cloud Resources: Evaluation, Design, and Integration
Leping Liu, Wenzhen Li, Cleborne Maddux, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This article introduces the authors’ experiences to prepare teacher education students to use and integrate cloud resources into teaching. First, it will summarize the definition of “cloud computing” and introduce some cloud resources. Second, it will demonstrate some specific widely-used cloud tools for teaching and learning. Finally, introduced will be the authors experiences in an advanced technology integration course in which teacher education students (a) evaluated the quality of some cloud resources/tools, and (b) designed technology integration case project with the cloud tools using instructional design theories and models. Tips, cautions, and some common issues in using those cloud tools will be discussed. Quality analysis of the tools will be presented, as well as some excellent design samples.
Liu, L., Li, W. & Maddux, C. (2012). Prepare Teacher Education Students to Use Cloud Resources: Evaluation, Design, and Integration. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2931-2938). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).