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New Ways of Preparing Teachers for Technology Integration

, Galileo Educational Network, Canada ; , University of Calgary, Canada ; , Galileo Educational Network, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Alberta recently mandated an ICT Program of Studies that requires the infusion of digital technologies into core curricula and across all grades. Effective implementation of ICT demands that all teachers create inquiry-based, technology enabled learning environments for children. The design of digital and media rich learning experiences calls for a dramatic shift in teacher preparation. Student teachers must routinely encounter the effective infusion of technology in all aspects of on-campus learning as well as in classroom placements in schools. This paper describes the design, implementation and evaluation of an undergraduate seminar offered to student teachers in the fourth semester of a two-year degree program at the University of Calgary. Outlined are ways in which fundamental issues in technology integration were addressed, how successes were achieved, and how discoveries from the first two seminars direct on-going modifications.


Friesen, S., Jacobsen, M. & Clifford, P. (2002). New Ways of Preparing Teachers for Technology Integration. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 845-850). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 16, 2021 from .



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