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ERIC Number: ED421153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Graduates and Undergraduates--Meeting Online.
Espinoza, Sue; Chambers, Sharon; Justice, Madeline
Colleges of Education include both undergraduate and graduate students, both preservice and current teachers; this provides them with a unique opportunity to have both groups work together, sharing their expertise, and gaining new perspectives about the use of technology in schools. This paper describes a program where graduate education students work with preservice teachers in an online format, examining ways to use technology as a tool in the classroom. Virtual teams were formed; students exchanged introductions, with the graduates describing what they considered to be the role of technology in the schools, sharing specific instances of their use of technology, and asking for input. As students networked, they acquired and enhanced skills that will promote their professional development in ways specific to their needs now and/or in the future. Virtual teaming promoted personal and professional exchanges in which students shared experiences and visions for the integration of technology into a variety of educational situations. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A