ERIC Number: ED426732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Creating a Collaborative Electronic Community of Education Scholars.
Jacobsen, D. Michele; Mueller, John H.
This paper discusses the design and outcomes of an undergraduate education course that used current communication technology. A collaborative, electronic community was developed by pre-service teachers studying educational technology in order to publish, exchange and consider emerging ideas about the use of computers for teaching and learning. In response to research and theoretical readings, as well as commentary and discussions about the use of computers in education and by society, students posted their coursework on individual World Wide Web pages in order to increase the audience for their ideas and to generate response. Described in this document are the course of study, course participants, and coursework assigned including electronic portfolio, laboratory work, and examinations. Also covered are the technology integration plan, student feedback, benefits and drawbacks of the program, effects on writing, instructions on building Web pages, and finally, future teaching careers. The course instructors believe this teaching method, especially the electronic portfolio assignment, contributed to the development of highly marketable educational technology skills among participating students. (AS)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Design, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, World Wide Web
Web site: http://leahi.kcc.hawaii.edu/org/tcon98/paper/jacobsen.html
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper contributed to the Teaching in the Community Colleges Online Conference (3rd, Kapiolani Community College, April 7-9, 1998).