ERIC Number: EJ848996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Digitising Our Learning: An Innovative Trial of a New Teaching Technology.
Australian Educational Computing, v22 n1 p34-37 Jun 2007
This paper reports how digital technologies can be successfully incorporated into traditional teaching programmes to support the learning of a new generation of learners. It describes the introduction of an innovative learning venture with preservice teachers. A web-based platform called Lessonlab was piloted with four cohorts of preservice teachers approximately 600 students, of whom 25% participated in this evaluation. A special feature of this platform is its ability to house streaming video and a range of digital video analysis functions. Research was conducted to determine the effectiveness of this use of digital technology. Quantitative and qualitative data were obtained from participants, which revealed that the majority of participants benefited from this use of technology to support their learning. The study has relevance for all educators who are keen to use technology to promote effective learning and thinking for today's learners.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Projects, Protocol Materials, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Internet, Technology Integration, Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Integrated Learning Systems, Web Sites
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia