Distance Education for Developing Teacher Competence in the Use of Information Technology
Jan Wibe, University of Trondheim, Norway
IJET Volume 1, Number 2, ISSN 1077-9124 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Norwegian Upper secondary education is going through a great reform starting with the school-year 1994/95. The name of the reform is "Reform 94." New curriculum is developed for all subjects and the use of Information Technology (IT) will be an integrated part of the education. Many teachers have great experiences using IT in their daily teaching but most of them do not have the necessary skills. Because of this, teacher education in the use of IT is in great demand. At the University of Trondheim, we are now running three courses in the use of IT in Education. The subject areas are Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Languages. The course in Sciences and Mathematics will be presented in this paper. The course started with two weeks of ordinary education in the summer of 1994 followed by one week in January 1995 and one week in the summer of 1995 concluding with an exam. Between the weeks of ordinary education, Distance Education will be implemented. Data communication will be used for communication between students and the faculty, in addition to "information hunting" in the INTERNET world.
Wibe, J. (1995). Distance Education for Developing Teacher Competence in the Use of Information Technology. International Journal of Educational Telecommunications, 1(2), 213-222. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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