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ERIC Number: ED350278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Pages: 8
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Building a Vision for Teacher Technology in Education.
Ehley, Linda
Effective integration of technology as a learning/teaching tool requires present and future educators not only to be trained in computer use but also to have effective and practical models of computer integration. At Alverno College (Wisconsin) an introductory computer course was redesigned to emphasize technology as a teaching tool rather than remaining simply a course on computers. It included hands-on experiences; software evaluations; lesson planning; and incorporating computer use, educational methods, and research into educational computer topics. Rather than teaching students how to use computers effectively in their teaching, integration of computer use was incorporated into teaching, thus providing a model for students. Various workshops and training sessions to facilitate faculty growth were offered, resulting in an increase and expansion of computer use within the department. In the summer of 1991, the education department received a grant from the 3M Vision Initiative to improve the use of computers already available in elementary schools through a technology plan utilizing practical instruction for current classroom teachers and collaboration between Alverno faculty and education students. The grant plan had four phases: phase 1 dealt with awareness and information acquisition; phase 2 with getting the computer lab up and running; in phase 3 the plan would be implemented in the first target school; and phase 4 would consist of outreach and assessment. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Alverno College WI; Preservice Teachers