Teaching And Learning In A Technological Age: Transforming Learning Through Teacher Training
Gerald W. Burgess, Barbara D. Holmes, Bette Seeley, Albany State Univ., United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Norfolk, VA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-42-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Two major events require teachers to be knowledgeable about technology influenced learning and how to create learning environments leading to higher levels of student achievement. These events, the 21st century information technology explosion and increasing demands for accountability for teaching results, are changing the way 1) schools are responding to learners and 2) preservice teachers and school leaders are being prepared for the classroom. New millennium teachers and school leaders must have sufficient technology expertise to integrate technology into meaningful learning paradigms. The impact of technology on teaching, instructional delivery and school reform will require knowledge of technology as a cognitive tool which when used skillfully can bring diverse learners to higher levels of academic achievement and significantly change the way learning communities are developed. This paper will 1) discuss the impact of technology learning on teachers and school leaders, 2) highlight basic qualitative research from a group of graduate students in Educational Leadership, and 3) delineate technology readiness skills all teachers and school leaders should possess.
Burgess, G.W., Holmes, B.D. & Seeley, B. (2001). Teaching And Learning In A Technological Age: Transforming Learning Through Teacher Training. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 217-219). Norfolk, VA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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