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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1326–1331
This paper presents e-learning acceptance by South African secondary schools educators. The study was informed by data collected from schools in the Tshwane District of Gauteng province in South Africa. The collected data was analyzed quantitatively ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (September 2015) pp. 334–367
Many schools are beginning to adopt one-to-one computing with the goal of developing students’ 21st-century skills, which allow students not only to learn content but to acquire critical skills (e.g., creativity, collaboration, and digital literacy) ...
Intentional Integration of Critical Thinking Instruction and Technology Utilization into Undergraduate Education
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1338–1342
A study was commenced to determine strategies to facilitate the development of critical thinking in an undergraduate course. Critical thinking instruction has been intentionally included in classroom presentation and aligned with the course content, ...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1581–1586
ICT coordinators of 8 Teacher Education Colleges were interviewed about the integration of educational technology within their colleges. In this study, challenges of the implementation process were sought. The coordinators related to various...
Barriers and Limitations of Mobile Device Integration: The Case of Nan Chiau Primary School (Singapore)
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2420–2424
Mobile devices are being used as learning tools for grade three and grade four students at Nan Chiau Primary School in Singapore. This is part of the WeLearn Project initiative by the University of Michigan, Microsoft and Nokia, the aim of this...
Investigation of Student-Centered Teaching Model Facilitated by Technology Integration in a Secondary Teacher Education Program
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2583–2588
The focus of this study was to explore the relationship between student-centered teaching and technology. Four teacher educators as well as the Director of Instructional Technology at a regional university in Texas were interviewed about their views ...
Technology Integration in a Professional Development Program for Paraprofessionals Working with ELLs
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1098–1103
Abstract: Paraprofessionals are a vital part of the American education system, acting as cultural and linguistic liaisons between English language learners and the schools they attend. However, paraprofessionals are generally paid an hourly wage for ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 3210–3215
Often technology is taught as a stand alone course in K-12 and teacher training. This session will cover the ways a university formed teacher mentorships with teacher educators, key technology educators, content knowledge educators to integrate...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1679–1684
This poster provides an update on the ongoing research in a one-to-one table initiative at an urban middle school in the southeastern United States. Expanding upon the work presented at SITE 2014, this poster presents findings from two additional...
Using Cloud-Computing Applications to Support Collaborative Scientific Inquiry: Examining Pre-Service Teachers' Perceived Barriers to Integration
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul 24, 2013)
Technology plays a crucial role in facilitating collaboration within the scientific community. Cloud-computing applications, such as Google Drive, can be used to model such collaboration and support inquiry within the secondary science classroom....
A Mixed Methods Comparison of Teacher Education Faculty Perceptions of the Integration of Technology into their Courses and Student Feedback on Technology Proficiency
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 5–21
"** Invited as a paper from SITE 2009 **" Results from previous studies on pre-service teacher technology integration and faculty perceptions of technology integration within the teacher education program at a medium-sized, Midwestern university...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 21, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 483–513
Adventure learning (AL) provides learners with opportunities to explore real-world issues through authentic learning experiences within collaborative online learning environments. This paper reports on an AL program, designed using Keller’s ARCS...
“Grounded” Technology Integration: Instructional Planning Using Curriculum-Based Activity Type Taxonomies
Judith Harris; Mark Hofer; Margaret Blanchard; Neal Grandgenett; Denise Schmidt; Marcela van Olphen; Carl Young
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 573–605
Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK or TPACK) – the highly practical professional educational knowledge that enables and supports technology integration – is comprised of teachers’ concurrent and interdependent knowledge of curriculum...
Unpacking the “Total PACKage”: Emergent TPACK Characteristics From a Study of Preservice Teachers Teaching With Technology
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 3 (July 2010) pp. 415–441
Four pre-service teachers participated in a school-based collaborative initiative where they were supported by 2 university faculty members, a school board technology consultant and a Masters student to integrate technology into teaching practice....
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 2 (June 2010) pp. 220–233
In this study, the authors examined the intersections between technology, pedagogy, and content through two social studies teachers’ development from preservice to in-service teaching. Qualitative data were collected during their teacher education...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 2010) pp. 133–144
Writing personal narratives provides students with additional techniques for making deeper connections to subject matter. Content-related narrative development offers a departure from the traditional methods of teaching and learning and enables...
Topics: Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Creativity, Video, Schools, Inclusive Education, Classrooms, Multicultural Education, Students, Personality, Integration, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Literacy, Cognition, Teachers, Community, Computers, Interaction, Internet, Multimedia, Professional Development, Curriculum, Preservice Teacher Education, Standards, Culture, Communication
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 2010) pp. 145–166
This study examined teacher-learners’ reflections about the use of video production in their K-12 classrooms for evidence of content learning, the factors facilitating teacher use of video production, and the challenges teachers reported. Findings...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 161–182
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a technology integration model designed to assist pre-service teachers to learn meaningful uses of technology in K–12 classrooms. Based on studies in teacher education, learning theory, and technology...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 26, No. 6 (Jan 01, 2010)
This paper proposes the use of activity theory and multi-level activity systems as a framework to analyse the effectiveness of ICT integration in Singapore secondary school classrooms. Three levels of activity systems are developed to study the...
AACE Journal Vol. 17, No. 4 (October 2009) pp. 333–346
Although mobile technology is still evolving with most mobile devices supporting numerous communications and technology standards, there are currently very few applications of these devices to support teaching and learning activities. Integrated...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 280–315
This mixed methods study examined the effects of inserting laptops and science technology tools in middle school environments. Working together with a local university, middle school science teaching faculty members wrote and aligned curricula,...
Topics: Middle School Education, Classrooms, Human Computer Interaction, Learning Outcomes, Students, Computers, Integration, Teachers, Multimedia, Educational Technology, Change, Professional Development, Curriculum, Science, Teaching Methods, Creativity, Schools, Collaboration
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 337–355
This article presents a review of the research on technology integration in the area of literacy for individuals with mild disabilities. It describes relevant legislation, including how special education technology is impacted by the No Child Left...
Topics: Learning Disabilities, Learning Outcomes, Inclusive Education, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Curriculum, Software, Change, Literacy, Accessibility, Mathematics, Integration, Multimedia, Educational Technology
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 247–275
Case-study descriptions of secondary and middle school classrooms in diverse contexts provide examples of how teachers implement connected classroom technology to facilitate formative assessment in science instruction. Connected classroom...
Enhancing TPACK with Assistive Technology: Promoting Inclusive Practices in Pre-service Teacher Education
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 2 (June 2009) pp. 186–207
As the global community continues the transition from an industrialized factory model to an information and now participatory networked-based society, educational technology will play a pivotal role in preparing students for their futures. Many...
Strategies for Preparing Preservice Social Studies Teachers to Effectively Integrate Technology: Models and Practices
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 46–59
This paper describes strategies used by the authors to assist preservice social studies teachers with understanding and applying models and practices for effectively integrating technology into their future classrooms—thus, strengthening the link...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 45–70
This study focuses on how preservice science teachers integrated educational technology into secondary science instruction during student teaching. Data includes interviews, classroom observations, lesson plans and artifacts, and surveys. The...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 109–142
Much educational software is designed from a specific pedagogical stance. How teachers conceive of the pedagogical stance underlying the design will affect how they utilize the technology; these conceptions may vary from teacher to teacher and from...
AACE Journal Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 11–22
There is need to reform teacher education programs through the creation of active learning environments that support and improve the depth and scope of student learning. Specifically, teachers should provide intellectually powerful, learner-centered,...
Developing a platform for the integration of informal learning into the formal curriculum of higher education
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3063–3070
At the University of Augsburg a co-curricular study program has been introduced which makes it possible to integrate informal project activities into the formal curriculum of the bachelor/master program "Media and Communication". This paper gives an ...
Using Code-Recode to Measure Students Critical Thinking Online within Asynchronous Small Group Collaborative Learning Environment
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1105–1111
In this article we mapped a relatively new approach developed at London Metropolitan University called SQUAD, directly with the practical inquiry cognitive presence model to realise critical thinking aspects for our software engineering students in...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 660–669
This study focused the Technology Intensive Enhancement Series (TIES), at the University of Hawaii, a program meant to develop technology proficient teachers who mentored others in infusing technology into curriculum. TIES and the Hawaii Department...
The Effective Use of Synchronous Classes Within an Online Graduate Program: Building Upon an Interdependent System
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 245–263
This article explores the implementation of effective synchronous voice communication sessions within a graduate level university program in education. Through the analysis of data derived from the multiple perspectives of an instructor, graduate...
Topics: Educational Technology, Integration, Distance Education, Interaction, Adults, Learning Management Systems, Administration, eLearning, Communication, Collaboration, Post Secondary Education, Networking Technologies, Information Communication Technologies
AACE Journal Vol. 16, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 203–233
The use of podcasting has grown exponentially. Research projects are racing to keep up with this growth to understand implications for learning and instruction. This project specifically attempts to understand if the use and development of podcasts...
Topics: Teachers, Distance Education, Cognition, Training, Interaction, Computers, Community, Mathematics, Accessibility, Integration, Assessment, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Literacy, Culture, Standards, Children, Science, Curriculum, Professional Development, eLearning, Attitudes, Evaluation, Software, Multimedia, Internet, Virtual Environments, Students, Library, Middle School Education, Legal Issues, Information Sciences, Physical Environments, Planning, Research Methods, Social Sciences, Socialization, Schools, Navigation, Learning Objects, Collaboration, Competencies, Communication, Leadership, Graphics, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Computer Sciences, Classrooms, Behavior, Databases, English Language Arts, Inclusive Education, Information Communication Technologies, Health, Government, Ethical Issues, Tutoring, Audio, Creativity, Multicultural Education, Human Computer Interaction
Teachers’ Views on Factors Affecting Effective Integration of Information Technology in the Classroom: Developmental Scenery
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 2 (March 2008) pp. 233–263
This article reports on an exploratory, longitudinal study, which examined six teachers' views on the factors that affect technology use in classrooms. The research examined teachers of grades 4, 5, and 6-for three years, studying the teachers both...
Factors That Influence Mentor and Teacher Interactions During Technology Integration Collaborative Apprenticeships
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 1 (2008) pp. 35–61
This study examined factors that influence teachers' technology integration during Collaborative Apprenticeships designed to provide onsite, ongoing, and just-in-time peer mentoring to create technology-enhanced materials. Results indicate that...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 19–46
This article examines how teachers decide what technologies to use in their classrooms and what they expect to gain from adopting technology. Observation, interviews, and document collection were used to collect data as a part of a research project...
Topics: Professional Development, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Integration, Mathematics, Change, Educational Technology, Multimedia, Instructional Design, Teachers, Middle School Education, Students
Small Group Collaboration in Peer-Led Electronic Discourse: An Analysis of Group Dynamics and Interactions Involving Preservice and Inservice Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 383–407
Although researchers and educators agree that small group collaboration is an essential part of teacher education, not much attention had been paid to examining the dynamics, characteristics, and processes of online group collaboration involving...
Where is the Beef Weblogs can Provide? Exploring Student Metacognitive Awareness, their Community of Inquiry, and Self-Efficacy with Technology Integration in a Weblog-Embedded Teacher Education
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3269–3272
This study sought to explore student metacognitive awareness, their community of inquiry, and their readiness to integrate technology into classrooms in a weblog-embedded course in teacher education. The participants were 155 undergraduates who took ...
Assessing Pre-service teachers’ Level of Technology Competencies and Perceptions toward Integrating Technology
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2161–2169
This paper investigated pre-service teachers' perceptions toward technology integration. A course entitled Technology Applications in Education was designed to prepare pre-service teachers to integrate technology into educational settings. 26...
The Influence of Technocentric Collaboration on Preservice Teachers' Attitudes About Technology's Role in Powerful Learning and Teaching
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (April 2007) pp. 247–266
Teacher educators have a dual responsibility. They must not only deliver the content of their courses but also model the pedagogical beliefs and instructional strategies they espouse. Perhaps no area more explicitly demonstrates the difference...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 16, No. 2 (April 2007) pp. 93–124
Multimedia construction is a complex and theoretically valid process for developing higher order thinking that can be implemented as a teaching activity and optionally associated with formal assessment in many ways. This paper explores the...
Topics: Learning Outcomes, Creativity, Teaching Methods, Information Communication Technologies, Instructional Materials, Portfolios, Collaboration, Multimedia, Preservice Teacher Education, Assessment, Elementary Education, Integration
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 2 (April 2007) pp. 187–203
Pressures on higher education from outside as well as inside to incorporate information and communication technologies (ICT) will continue to grow. Society expects graduates to emerge from their university experience with appropriate technology...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 101–122
The capacity of any professional development effort to achieve durable change in teacher practice is affected by a host of design factors and their precise alignment with multiple delivery strategies. However, how successful professional development ...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 59–85
The English Language Arts teachers in this qualitative study reported somewhat negative outcomes in social and material spaces in the context of laptop technology in their classrooms. These outcomes included: (a) social isolation, (b) limited...
Topics: teacher training, instruction, Pedagogy, technology, Technology integration, education, k-12, teaching, Integration, Inclusive Education, English Language Arts, Inservice, Language Arts, Teaching Methods
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 4 (December 2006) pp. 436–455
This case study describes the outcomes of 4 years of professional development funded by a PT3 grant. Participants included general education university faculty members, teacher education faculty members, school administrators, and K-12 teachers. All ...
The Effect of Social Context on the Reflective Practice of Preservice Science Teachers: Incorporating a Web-Supported Community of Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 543–579
This study examines the use of electronic networking technologies in the context of a secondary science methods course and an accompanying student teaching experience. Specifically, we examined the effects of social context on the student teaching...
Topics: Preservice Teachers, Technology integration, teacher education, Integration, Learning Communities, information technology, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Science, Pedagogy, Communication, Science Education, computer mediated communication, Inclusive Education, Information Sciences
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 633–649
This article addresses some of the issues relevant to the cognitive goals of information and communication technology (ICT) integration in the mathematics classroom. It focuses on the development of conceptual understanding through multiple...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1498–1503
Recognizing the need for reform of K-12 education in the postmodern, digital age, this paper based on narrative inquiry explores the personal practical knowledge of a 6th grade teacher who has taught at a high-needs rural elementary school in New...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2364–2368
Video games have emerged as the most frequently used interactive media among children (Kirriemuir & McFarlane, 2003). However, efforts made to create educational games were generally not very successful. New models are needed integrate the effective ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 2 (June 2006) pp. 204–217
This article shares an approach to teaching mathematics teacher education courses incorporating asynchronous online discussions. Specifically, this research is guided by the following research questions: (a) How would online discussions contribute...
Topics: Preservice Teachers, Technology integration, research, teacher education, Integration, Mathematics, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, computer mediated communication, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Inclusive Education, Research Methods