ERIC Number: ED477032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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New Ways of Preparing Teachers for Technology Integration.
Jacobsen, Michele; Clifford, Pat; Friesen, Sharon
Alberta recently mandated an ICT (information and communications technology) Program of Studies that requires the infusion of digital technologies into core curricula and across all grades. Effective implementation of ICT demands that all teachers create inquiry-based, technology enabled learning environments for children. The design of digital and media rich learning experiences calls for a dramatic shift in teacher preparation. Student teachers must routinely encounter the effective infusion of technology in all aspects of on-campus learning as well as in classroom placements in schools. This paper describes the design, implementation and evaluation of an undergraduate seminar offered to student teachers in the fourth semester of a two-year degree program at the University of Calgary. Outlined are ways in which fundamental issues in technology integration were addressed, how successes were achieved, and how discoveries from the first two seminars direct on-going modifications. (Contains 17 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Information Technology, Instructional Design, Student Teachers, Teacher Education, Technology Integration, Undergraduate Study
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), P.O. Box 3728, Norfolk, VA 23514. Tel: 757-623-7588; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aace.org/DL/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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