ERIC Number: ED569498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-30
Abstractor: As Provided
Intentional Planning to Provide Technology to Students
Flagg-Williams, Joan B.; Rey, Janice M.
Online Submission, Poster presented at the Teaching Professor Technology Conference (Atlanta, Georgia, Sep 30-Oct 2, 2016)
Mobile technology plays a prominent role in teaching and learning. To address this vital component of teacher preparation, the education department of a small college provided the freshman class with iPads. iPads were selected because they are common in public schools, lightweight, portable, touch-screen controlled and have an abundance of educational applications. Students were taught that technology in education is not a separate set of unrelated skills, but is integrated within pedagogy and content. The iPad initiative succeeded because multiple constituents within, and outside of, the college community supported it. Visioning how and why students will use the technology was an essential step. Starting with small steps made the iPad initiative manageable.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maine