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ERIC Number: EJ784508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
The Effects of Integrating Technology, Observation and Writing into a Teacher Education Method Course
Jang, Syh-Jong
Computers & Education, v50 n3 p853-865 Apr 2008
The purpose of this study was to integrate asynchronous learning technology with teaching strategies on observation and writing into a teacher education method course. The research questions were to explore the effects of the innovative teaching method and to compare it with the traditional teaching method. There were 134 preservice teachers involved in this study. This study used a mixed method design, incorporating both quantitative and qualitative techniques. The main data included questionnaires, observation reports, and on-line information. According to the findings, there were significant differences in the "teaching and learning interaction" and "application of technology and theories" (F = 9.728, P less than 0.01, and F = 16.88, P less than 0.001, respectively.), but there were no significant differences in the other aspects. The results also showed the experimental teaching method combined the effect of both traditional classroom and online teaching, and reinforced the integration of teaching theories and practices. The preservice teachers reflected that they had learned how to integrate technologies with teaching through the learning environment of the asynchronous learning network and teaching observation. The interactive teaching and learning of this study could supplement the any existing deficiencies in traditional teaching. Therefore, the experimental teaching method is not only a way to construct knowledge, theories and experiences of teaching, but also a good strategy to promote the utilization of instructional technology within teaching for preservice teachers. The limitations in the asynchronous learning technology and the difficulties associated with the preservice teachers' learning processes were also discussed.
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Language: English
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