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The Technology Competencies Database:

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-28-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


The teacher education programs at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign have no single, foundational course in instructional technologies. Rather, we work with our instructors to infuse relevant and appropriate instructional technologies into each course in our teacher education programs. Recently, NCATE adopted the ISTE-developed standards that identify the critical instructional technology concepts/topics that should be included in all teacher education programs. Given the distributed structure of our approach to incorporating technology into our programs, we felt the need to develop a software tool that would assist instructors in situating specific technology experiences within a series of courses. In addition, we needed a system that would enable instructors to collaborate effectively in assessing students’ competence regarding each standard. Further, we wanted a system that would provide student access to their records and an easy means of submitting evidence in support of their attainment of the required skills and experiences.


Waugh, M., Levin, J. & Buell, J. (1998). The Technology Competencies Database:. In S. McNeil, J. Price, S. Boger-Mehall, B. Robin & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1998--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 740-746). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 22, 2019 from .