ERIC Number: ED430557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Telematics for Teacher Training Project. Final Report.
Davis, Niki, Ed.; Prosser, Dominic, Ed.
Telematics for Teacher Training (T3), as a European support action, has prepared the profession of European teacher training for the infusion of Telematics into courses, plus the enhancement of training provision via telematics applications. T3 Consortium partners included eight teacher training institutions across eight European countries. Together they researched and developed the infusion of telematics applications into courses, such that good practice with Telematics was modelled in teacher training. Over 6000 teachers and others were trained over the three years of the project. Courses for primary and secondary teachers of science, languages, technology and mathematics are now established within institutional programs, as well as courses for teacher trainers and library staff. In addition, T3 has produced: (1) the T3 Centrum, an interlinked World Wide Web site, to improve access to courses, resources and research; (2) needs analyses for teacher trainers and librarians in the use of multi-media Telematics; (3) an exploitation plan that analyzes the worldwide market for telematics services in teacher training; and (4) research publications and dissemination activities that contribute to the preparation of the education profession's understanding of the information society. T3 has established innovative applications of Telematics in teaching and for good pedagogical practice through a network of user/researchers in universities across Europe. The incorporation of these research findings and the expertise of user/researchers into multidisciplinary research projects to benefit education and training are recommended for future programs. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Consortia, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Technology, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Innovation, Library Personnel, Staff Development, Teacher Education, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: Exeter Univ. (England).