ERIC Number: EJ1090749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
CSU Digital Ambassadors: An Empowering and Impactful Faculty Learning Community
Soodjinda, Daniel; Parker, Jessica K.; Ross, Donna L.; Meyer, Elizabeth J.
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, v31 n1 p35-42 2014
This article chronicles the work of the California State University Digital Ambassador Program (DA), a Faculty Learning Community (FLC), which brought together 13 faculty members across the state to create ongoing, targeted spaces of support for colleagues and educational partners to learn about innovative technological and pedagogical practices on their respective campuses. Three different faculty development activities within teacher education are analyzed: (a) a faculty study hall model, (b) preservice classroom activities, and (c) large-scale professional development activities. As a capacity development model, the DA program and its projects promote experimentation, collaboration, mentorship, and professional self-renewal among faculty and influence credential classrooms and clinical practice.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Education, Professional Development, Mentors, Faculty Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California
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