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Human-Centered Design as a Frame for Transition to Remote Teaching during the COVID-19 Pandemic

, , Iowa State University, United States

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 28, Number 2, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Teacher education programs all around the world are challenged with the emergency transition to remote teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Human-centered design can help generate creative solutions to the pedagogical problems that teacher educators face during this transition. In this paper, we present a case of the Advanced Learning Technologies course offered to preservice teachers in the Learning Technologies minor program at a Midwestern University. Our human-centered design approach followed three premises: (a) Building empathy, (b) engaging in pedagogical problem solving and (c) establishing an online community of inquiry. We present our process and the results with a design frame that can be used in other teacher education contexts.

Citation

Baran, E. & AlZoubi, D. (2020). Human-Centered Design as a Frame for Transition to Remote Teaching during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 28(2), 365-372. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved October 26, 2021 from .