Training Teachers to Integrate Technology into the Classroom Curriculum: Online Versus Face-to-Face Course Delivery
Jana Willis, University of Houston - Clear Lake, United States ; Lauren Cifuentes, Texas A&M University, United States
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
Affordances of OL and F2F teacher technology training environments provide different learning experiences for teachers, which have an impact on both the critical outcomes of the technology training and the teachers’ abilities to transfer their learning and integrate technology into their classrooms. Instruction must be situated in an authentic context that resembles that of the classroom teacher to enrich their learning process by providing realistic experiences that more easily transfer. This study compared the critical outcomes of a teacher technology training course taught through OL and F2F delivery modes. The results of this study provide insight into the use of affordances inherent in both online (OL) learning environments and traditional face-to-face (F2F) to create effective teacher technology training programs.
Willis, J. & Cifuentes, L. (1997). Training Teachers to Integrate Technology into the Classroom Curriculum: Online Versus Face-to-Face Course Delivery. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. Charlottesville, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.