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ERIC Number: EJ1131828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-2217
Exploring the Use of Tablets for Student Teaching Supervision
Johnson, Joseph A.; Wesley, Whitney M.; Yerrick, Randy
Journal on School Educational Technology, v12 n1 p8-17 Jun-Aug 2016
While research on the use of tablets in the field of education is emerging, existing research on the use of this tool for the purposes of student teaching supervision is very limited. This study aimed to explore the application of iPad tablets for student teacher supervision in a teacher preparation program at a large state university in the Northeastern United States, with the purpose of improving practice in the supervision and effectiveness of implementation of the digital tool. Employing a case study methodology to analyze data from five participating professors who supervise pre-service teachers' teaching practice in actual school settings, this study revealed several strengths of this tool in terms of facilitating communication, collaboration, and organization for supervisors and for encouraging effective reflective practice among student teachers. It also revealed limitations in implementation, including access to necessary infrastructure on-site at K-12 schools and the structure of the implementation program. These findings can inform similar technology integration in other teacher preparation programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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