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ERIC Number: ED421079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Technology Guides for Teacher Education at MSU.
Topper, Andrew
A new approach is being tested at Michigan State University (MSU) to support technology integration within the teacher education (TE) program. A group of technology guides are supporting instructors who are teaching common courses in the teacher preparation program. This change in focus from supporting TE undergraduate students to supporting TE instructors represents an important change in philosophy with regard to plans to prepare future teachers for adaptive and pedagogical uses of technology. Technology guides provide a variety of services, including technology workshops, one-on-one instructor consulting, establishing World Wide Web-based resources, setting up and moderating discussion lists, publishing newsletters, and showcasing exemplary uses of technology within the college. The technology guides work with TE instructors to determine how ongoing technology research projects might be helpful for prospective teachers. They help ensure that graduates of the MSU TE program have satisfied state requirements for technology proficiency and support instructor use of technology in their regular teaching practices. When TE instructors work collaboratively with technology guides, results can be impressive and lead to learning on the part of both instructor and guide. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A