TEACHING THE USE OF INFORMATION IN A TECHNOLOGY FRAMEWORK
Cellestine Cheeks, Leping Liu, Towson University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper is a summary of procedures used to design and implement an undergraduate course for all entry level students in the College of Education. The question asked: What do pre-service teachers need most in a teacher education program that will effectively prepare them to meet the demands of the 21 st Century classroom? The answer is apparent: effective methods of teaching the use of information using a technology framework. The answer to this query was the genesis of a course designed for entry level students in the College of Education that met three unique features: 1) individual student flexibility in selecting research projects and technology tools; 2) collaboration among faculty and students in presenting research strategies and investigating current themes in education; and 3) empowering students with self management skills that prepare them for lifelong learning. This approach successfully presented applications of information, utilizing a technology framework. The conclusion indicates that higher education is improving the learning experience of college students.
Cheeks, C. & Liu, L. (2000). TEACHING THE USE OF INFORMATION IN A TECHNOLOGY FRAMEWORK. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1265-1269). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).