A Textbook for Educational Technology Course Instruction Based on 21st Century Skills
Judy Lambert, The University of Toledo, United States ; Jackie Ennis, Barton College, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Designing educational technology instruction and course materials for early-stage pre-service teachers that integrates the topics of teaching, learning, technology, and 21st century skills and helps pre-service teachers solve curricular problems that arise within these areas might seem impractical. Believing it was possible; authors published a textbook founded on well-documented theories and frameworks. Textbook design was based on five years of research investigating pre-service teacher outcomes after using the instructional materials and strategies outlined in the book. Research indicated that pre-service teachers were very successful at managing an advanced course that covered classroom complexities concurrently with technical skills training. This paper will describe the tenets that guided the writing of the textbook and illustrate these tenets with classroom examples. Authors will also discuss the direction of future research.
Lambert, J. & Ennis, J. (2013). A Textbook for Educational Technology Course Instruction Based on 21st Century Skills. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3252-3259). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).