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ERIC Number: EJ823051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Effective Integration of Instructional Technologies (IT): Evaluating Professional Development and Instructional Change
Mitchem, Katherine; Wells, Deborah L.; Wells, John G.
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v11 n3 p399-416 2003
It is well known that society is currently experiencing great technological momentum and that technology has found its way into our classrooms. Yet, many teachers have not demonstrated an adoption of such advances and their instructional practices do not reflect the integration of instructional technologies. This article examines Trek 21, an innovative professional development embracing the need for technology training, and its effects on teachers' ability to integrate instructional technologies into their educational practice. The study findings suggest that following the intense training provided during Trek 21, participants integrated significantly more instructional technologies into their practice and an increase was also noted in active student engagement within these practices. Findings also indicate that although teachers changed their instruction to increase the number of instructional technologies and active student engagement, the basic instructional design remained intact. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A