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ERIC Number: ED432241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 8
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Research on the Characteristics of "The Technology Course."
Leh, Amy Sheng Chieh
A report recently released by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education promotes the use of technology in colleges of education. In order to provide the best instruction on technology use, it is important to explore technology courses at colleges of education. The purpose of this study is to investigate the one course that is often called "The Technology Course." Structures and contents of the course at 25 colleges of education are examined. Two main types of teaching structures were found. In the first structure, the concepts were taught in a big lecture hall, and the lab was conducted in a small group with a different instructor. In the second structure, the course was conducted in a computer lab where the instructor taught both computer concepts and skill. At all universities, the course content contained concepts and skills. The primary components included word processing, spreadsheet, database, multimedia, presentation, telecommunications (e-mail and Netsearch), World Wide Web page development, and integrating technology into instruction. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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