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ERIC Number: ED503456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-21
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Net Generation Undergraduates as Technology Mentors for Teacher Educators
Denton, Jon J.; Davis, Trina J.; Smith, Ben L.; Strader, R. Arlen; Clark, Francis E.; Wang, Li
eEducation Group
This project extending over three years was based on the premise that a digital divide exists between the technology skill levels of teacher education faculty and K-12 classroom teachers compared to those of undergraduate students. The Technology Mentor Fellowship Program (TMFP) matched technologically-proficient undergraduate students with K-12 teachers to model technology as an instructional tool. A consortium consisting of seven school districts and a university designed an approach for integrating technology into teacher preparation programs that allowed over 5,000 high-need learners to access teachers prepared to teach in increasingly high-tech classrooms. Increasing technology knowledge and skills among participating teachers became evident, but perhaps the greatest change was the realization of the substantial technology integration expertise of the undergraduate technology mentors. [This document was produced by eEducation Group.]
eEducation Group. Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, College of Education & Human Development, Texas A&M University, 4232 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4232. Tel: 979-845-5352; e-mail: jdenton@tamu.edu; Web site: http://eeducation.tamu.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas