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Differentiating TPACK-based Learning Materials for Preservice and Inservice Teachers

, , School of Education, College of William & Mary, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, TX, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-27-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Teacher educators have long noted differences between preservice and inservice teachers’ knowledge, practice, and professional learning. A small number of studies have compared novice and experienced teachers’ technology integration knowledge, attitudes, and intentions, with mixed results. Most TPACK research has examined preservice and inservice teachers separately. How should TPACK development be differentiated for preservice and inservice teachers? We sought experienced teachers’ perceptions and recommendations about how an online short course that was developed for novice teachers should be changed so that it can facilitate experienced teachers’ professional learning. Data generated and analyzed were focus group interviews, demographics, and written suggestions for changes to the short course’s modules. The participating teachers’ animated and detailed recommendations highlighted the need for differentiated content, sequencing, illustrations of practice, and engagement techniques.


Hofer, M. & Harris, J. (2017). Differentiating TPACK-based Learning Materials for Preservice and Inservice Teachers. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2357-2366). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 16, 2019 from .

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