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ERIC Number: EJ1147994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
Using Contemporary Technology Tools to Improve the Effectiveness of Teacher Educators in Special Education
O'Brien, Chris; Aguinaga, Nancy J.; Hines, Rebecca; Hartshorne, Richard
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v30 n3 p33-40 Sep 2011
Ongoing developments in educational technology, including web-based instruction, streaming video, podcasting, video-conferencing, and the use of wikis and blogs to create learning communities, have substantial impact on distance education and preparation of special educators in rural communities. These developments can be overwhelming, however, for teacher educators reluctant to break away from traditional methods. Rather than lamenting the burden of ever-changing technology, the authors highlight technology tools that make the efforts of teacher educators in special education more effective, looking at the positive elements of technology in teaching in higher education and offering a proactive perspective on technology integration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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