ERIC Number: EJ1080797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Collaborating across the Miles: Telecollaboration in a Social Studies Methods Course
Good, Amy J.; O'Connor, Katherine A.; Greene, H. Carol; Luce, Eric F.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v5 n3-4 p300-317 2005
This study considers the enrichment of social studies methods through the integration of videoconferencing in a telecollaborative format. The purpose in developing this study was threefold: (a) to describe the perspectives of teacher candidates while participating in a telecollaborative social studies methods course experience, (b) to determine in what manner videoconferencing could enhance a methods course, and (c) to determine if telecollaboration could be successfully and seamlessly integrated within the course. Following a review of the literature, the program is described and teacher candidate perceptions are shared. Findings reveal limitations and challenges for social studies methods instructors. Suggestions for future telecollaborative experiences are provided.
Descriptors: Social Studies, Methods Courses, Videoconferencing, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Surveys, Qualitative Research, Program Implementation, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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