ERIC Number: EJ834057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
"Blending" Technology and Effective Pedagogy in a Core Course for Preservice Teachers
Parker, David R.; Robinson, Linda E.; Hannafin, Robert D.
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, v24 n2 p49-54 Win 2007-2008
An instructional team at a public university redesigned a large "core" course in special education required of all undergraduates in a teacher education program. The new design, which blended online instruction with face-to-face meetings, operationalized key principles from Adult Learning theories and Universal Design for Instruction. Students' online interactions as well as their comments and scores on the final course evaluation reflected high degrees of satisfaction with the new delivery approach. Student and instructor insights inform recommendations for college faculty seeking to integrate instructional technology into their own core courses as well as suggestions for future research.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Learning Theories, Preservice Teachers, Core Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Course Evaluation, Adult Learning, Educational Technology, Team Teaching, College Faculty, Special Education, Blended Learning, Undergraduate Students, Synchronous Communication, Access to Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Scores, Satisfaction, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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