Using eBooks to Develop TPACK: Teacher Candidates Get ‘Handy’ for Class
Candace Figg, Burson Jenny, Brock University, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper describes the development of an eBook textbook that is serving as the main resource for elementary teacher candidates in a technology integration methods course, and the perspectives of the teacher candidates as to the effectiveness of the content of the book (practice-based information, guided lesson planning activities, and suggestions for appropriate technology integration), when presented in an electronic format. The theoretical foundation for the information included in the textbook is the taxonomy of TPACK characteristics and actions derived from a three-year longitudinal study (Figg & Jaipal, 2010b), while integrating the research from Harris and Hofer (2009) regarding activity types and the TPACK framework (Koehler & Mishra, 2008). The technology integration methods course is part of a qualitative research project to assess how explicit teaching of the technological characteristics of TPACK influences teacher candidates’ technologically-enhanced teaching practice.
Figg, C. & Jenny, B. (2011). Using eBooks to Develop TPACK: Teacher Candidates Get ‘Handy’ for Class. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4340-4345). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).