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ERIC Number: ED387109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Cooperative Efforts To Integrate Computer Technology into Teacher Education Curricula.
Shenouda, Wagih; Johnson, Gretchen
The Educational Technology Center and the Teacher Education Program at the SUNY College at Old Westbury (New York) used a cooperative approach to integrate computer technology into the teacher education curriculum and to train pre-service teachers how to use this technology successfully in the classroom. In 1989, the Teacher Education Program felt itself slow in entering the computer age; many faculty considered themselves computer illiterate. The faculty formulated a plan to remedy this situation by integrating technology across the teacher education curriculum, by not relying on specialized courses, and by finding a leader to implement the change. Software was purchased and a computer lab was dedicated to the program. Some faculty taught themselves about the technology and then volunteered to teach others. The Teacher Education Program also held a computer conference in 1993. Factors critical to the success of the cooperative effort include: (1) identifying a technology leader; (2) having the support of the faculty and administration; (3) using the clout of outside groups such as state agencies which mandate change; and (4) making support of computer use and literacy development part of the organization's mission. (Contains 17 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A