ERIC Number: EJ834074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Reflecting on the Affordances and Constraints of Technologies and Their Impact on Pedagogical Goals
Freidhoff, Joseph R.
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, v24 n4 p117-122 Sum 2008
Teacher educators must examine how technology selection facilitates and constrains the learning outcomes of the courses they teach. This article introduces a process for selecting and evaluating technologies that meet the important principles of each learning task. As an example from his own practice, the author details how he used the process to evaluate two technologies--discussion boards and blogs--as potential technologies for teacher reflection and to assess whether implementing blogs as part of a semester-long teacher education course yielded evidence to support his evaluation. These findings speak to both the potential and difficulty of developing sustainable practice.
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Technology Integration, Influence of Technology, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Education Courses, Web Sites, Student Journals, Reflective Teaching
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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