Respecting history: the teacher as Web site developer
David Whittier, School of Education Boston University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The "Teacher as Web site Developer" (T as W D) program seeks to inform the training of pre-service teachers by respecting historical evidence describing the need to effectively integrate technology into teaching processes. The goal is to overcome the emphasis on products that comes when non-teachers produce educational software by helping teachers learn to develop their own instructional Web sites that effectively support their teaching. This research will report on surveys of pre-service teachers in the program in the fall 2007 semester and compare those results with results from the use of the same survey in 1999 when the pre-service teachers used Hyper Studio instead of producing Web sites. This data will help to understand if the effectiveness of the program's design is independent of the actual software used in constructing educational resources for the classroom.
Whittier, D. (2008). Respecting history: the teacher as Web site developer. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4010-4012). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).