ERIC Number: ED421115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
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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)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Journals, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Learner Controlled Instruction, Learning Processes, Portfolio Assessment, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Self Efficacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Journals, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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