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ERIC Number: ED430960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 9
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Creating an Electronic Community of Teacher Educators in Richland County (SC) School District One To Support the Instructional Technology Teacher Education Curriculum.
Rogers, Curtis R.
This paper describes the development of an electronic community to support teachers educators in their instructional technology (IT) curriculum. Teacher educators were enthusiastic about the project, since the most important facet of IT teacher education was to integrate technology into the classroom. IT teacher educators understood the importance of e-mail communication in creating an electronic community so they could communicate regularly with each other and share course information. The teacher educators were given identical laptop computer systems to use in preparing for classes, presentations, and communicating with one another. The IT services division had a home page on the World Wide Web that gave an overview of the division and the various technology documents that supported the IT teacher education curriculum. The home page could serve as a single location for a clearinghouse of accepted activities for trainers to supplement the IT curriculum; an idea forum for IT teacher educators; individual module and course electronic community web-based discussion groups; and scheduled online meetings. This paper lists a series of goals, objectives, and activities that training coordinators could utilize to promote use of and centrally organize the electronic community. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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