Values, Beliefs, and Perspectives: Teaching Online within the Zone of Possibility Created by Technology PROCEEDINGS
Kathryn Dirkin, CMU, United States ; Punya Mishra, MSU, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This study explores the transactional relationship between three professors’ beliefs and values about teaching and learning and the course management system within which their beliefs were manifested. This study used a qualitative design with a multiple case study approach. Although each instructor was using the same course management system they all relied on very different instructional moves to teach the content of their courses. Several key issues emerged highlighting the transactional relationship between teachers and technology. Specifically, the instructors' knowledge of technology, content, and pedagogy created a “zone of possibility” that affected the manifestation of their beliefs and values in an online course.
Dirkin, K. & Mishra, P. (2010). Values, Beliefs, and Perspectives: Teaching Online within the Zone of Possibility Created by Technology. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 3811-3817). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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