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ERIC Number: ED421115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 7
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Instructional Strategies for Integrating Technology: Electronic Journals and Technology Portfolios as Facilitators for Self-Efficacy and Reflection in Preservice Teachers.
Kovalchick, Ann; Milman, Natalie B.; Elizabeth, M.
This paper describes the use of electronic journals (e-journals) and technology portfolios as an instructional strategy in preservice teacher education technology courses. Introduction to Media and Computers in Teaching is an introductory level, two-credit, preservice teacher education course offered at the University of Virginia. In this course, the instructors use e-journals as a way to examine the students' learning throughout the semester and to model a strategy they can later utilize in their own classrooms. After each class, students create an entry in their e-journals using a word processing program. Whereas e-journals demonstrate learning in its developmental phases, portfolios represent the culmination of a student's work over a period of time; in this course, students collect examples of their work over the course of the semester for inclusion in their technology portfolios. The use of technology portfolios and e-journals places an explicit focus on the relationship between technology applications and instructional methods. This reflexive approach to training encourages students to consider technology as both a user/learner and a user/teacher. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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