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Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2016

, University of Nevada, Reno, United States ; , Curtin University, Australia

Published . ISBN 978-1-9397-9726-1 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.


SITE is proud to present the 2016 Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education. This compilation represents some of the finest research presented at the 2016 SITE conference in Savannah, GA. Each article underwent two rounds of rigorous peer-review and the scholars featured in this book should be proud of their accomplishments. The authorship of this book, with authors coming from many different countries around the world, illustrates how SITE is truly an international organization. SITE is also a broad-based organization of scholars from a wide variety of disciplines who are all interested in the role of technology in teacher education and the variety of topics, from TPACK to technology integration to assessment, in this book speaks to this fact.


Liu, L. & Gibson, D. (2016). Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2016. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved June 6, 2023 from .


  1. Foreword 5
  2. Preface 7


  1. Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK): Can this type of knowledge transfer Between settings? 13
    Irina Lyublinskaya and Nelly Tournaki (USA)
  2. Enhancing Pre-Service Teachers’ TPACK in University Level Sustainable Development Course 21
    Erkko Sointu, Teemu Valtonen, Jari Kukkonen, Sirpa Kärkkäinen,Teija Koskela, Susanna Pöntinen, Päivi Rosenius and Kati Mäkitalo-Siegl (Finland)
  3. Distributed and Dynamic TPACK: Evidences from a Real-Life Case Study 29
    Nicoletta Di Blas and Paolo Paolini (Italy)
  4. Putting the “P” into TPACK: Using Digital Tools to Design 21st Century Lessons 37
    Jillian Powers and Ann Musgrove (USA)
  5. Planning for Deep Learning Using TPACK-based Learning Activity Types 45
    Judi Harris and Mark Hofer (USA)
  6. Considering Context: Teachers’ TPACK Development and Enactment 53
    Michael Phillips (Australia), Matthew J. Koehler and Joshua Rosenberg (USA)


  1. Trends in Types of and Goals for Technology Usage as Teachers Increase Their Technology Integration 61
    Sara Dexter, Melissa Anderson Morgan, Monty Jones and Patrick Meyer (USA)
  2. Mapping the Digital Practices of Teacher Educators: Implications for Teacher Education in Changing Digital Landscapes 69
    David Jones, Peter R. Albion and Amanda Heffernan (Australia)
  3. Alleviating Pre-Service Teachers’ STEM Anxiety Through the Use of Remote Access Laboratories 77
    Peter R. Albion, Ting Wu, Alexander A. Kist, Lindy Orwin, Andrew Maxwell and Ananda Maiti (Australia)
  4. Inquiry Learning with Data and Visualization in the STEM Classroom 87
    Samantha W. Michalka, James Dalphond and Fred G. Martin(USA)
  5. What We Like When We Like Educational Games: Examining the Effect of Design Features on Player Enjoyment 95
    Spencer P. Greenhalgh, Matthew J. Koehler and Liz Owens Bolts (USA)
  6. Educating Teachers to Teach with Digital Games 103
    Mamta Shah and Aroutis Foster (USA)
  7. Web 2.0 Technologies in Social Justice Teacher Education 111
    Eric Dickens (USA)


  1. A Preservice Secondary Education Technology Course: Attitudes, Knowledge, and Learner Outcomes 119
    Dawn Hathaway and Priscilla Norton (USA)
  2. Exploring Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Bullying Through Critical Digital Literacies Lesson Design 127
    Janette Hughes and Jennifer Laffier (Canada)
  3. Comparing Formative Supports of Graduate Candidates in Online and Face-to-Face Teacher Preparation Programs 135
    Tina L. Heafner and Teresa M. Petty (USA)
  4. Rising to the Challenge: What Practicing Teachers Learned from a Video-Enhanced Reflective Professional Development Project 143
    Mingyuan Zhang and Xiaoping Li (USA)
  5. Towards the Internationalization of Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate IT Degree Programs 153
    Mihaela Sabin, Paul Snow and John Impagliazzo (USA)
  6. Re-characterizing Learner Engagement with Technology in an Online Mathematics Education MS Program 161
    Henry Gillow-Wiles and Margaret Niess (USA)
  7. Recognizing Tensions of Joint Activity in a Distance Education Course for Reading/English LanguageArts Teachers 171
    Jennifer Lubke (USA)
  8. Designing Blended Learning Environment for Pre-service Teachers: The Moderating Role of Formative Experiment 179
    Samuel Adu Gyamfi, Patrick Ohemeng Gyaase (Ghana) Kwame Ansong-Gyimah (USA)


  1. Assessing Teacher/Librarian Collaboration: Perspectives of Teacher and School Librarian Candidates 189
    Sheila Baker and Jana Willis (USA)
  2. Examining Teachers’ Technology Use Through Digital Portfolios 197
    Sarah F. Keenan, Joshua M. Rosenberg, Spencer P. Greenhalgh and Matthew J. Koehler (USA)