Assessing Pedagogical Practices that Effectively Integrate Technology
Guy Westhoff, University of Wyoming, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Distributed learning environments provide educators with new tools for learning and interactions. However, these environments require a fresh look at pedagogical practices that effectively incorporate technologies in meaningful and appropriate ways. A series of assessment instruments were designed, tested, and implemented with 59 K-12 teachers. These educators were surveyed observed, and interviewed relating to their technology concerns, their use of effective pedagogical practices, and the levels of use of technology within their pedagogical practices and within their classrooms. This paper describes the four assessment tools created, reviews the results of the data collection, summarizes the major findings of the project, and discusses implications for changes to pedagogical practices to effectively integrate technologies. Results indicate that educators adapt their pedagogical practices to reflect the available technologies and to match their technology concerns.
Westhoff, G. (2003). Assessing Pedagogical Practices that Effectively Integrate Technology. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 794-798). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).