ERIC Number: ED395929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Using Technology To Enhance Teacher Preparation.
Pedras, Melvin J.; Horton, Jeff
This paper discusses the use of technology, including computers and media tools, to enhance teacher education. Benefits of technology in the classroom are considered, particularly increasing student and instructor motivation, enhancing the learning process and instruction, and facilitating classroom management and organization. Technological resources such as CD-ROM players, videos, the Internet, electronic reference materials and other tools support and enhance the traditional educational resources of textbooks, movies, video tapes, magazines, and reference materials. The University of Idaho College of Education is developing innovative ways of using educational technology in teacher education, such as use of e-mail for transmission of assignments, use of multi-media software to develop projects and presentations; and developing a presentation using computer graphics. These efforts encourage students to use technology and places technology in the classroom. Two appendices are included: an outline detailing the steps for creating a presentation and a Powerpoint quick reference guide. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Idaho
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northwest Association of Teacher Educators (Coeur d'Alene, ID, April 17-19, 1996).