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ERIC Number: EJ876917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Voices in Videoconferencing: Technology Integration in Teacher Education Courses
O'Connor, Katherine A.; Atkinson, Terry S.; Matusevich, Melissa N.; Greene, H. Carol; Pope, Carol; Good, Amy J.
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, v23 n2 p45-52 Win 2006-2007
This manuscript describes the efforts of several instructors who incorporated videoconferencing in their teacher education courses at two large universities in the southeastern United States. Professors preparing teachers to teach elementary and middle school examined their interactive videoconference experiences linking preservice teachers with students in real classroom settings. Three projects are described. The first project involved "teleobservation" whereby professors co-taught with K-6 classroom teachers while preservice teachers observed. The second project focused on a middle-grades English Language Arts professor whose preservice teachers observed middle school students in real time. In the third project, a university professor served as a live audience for an elementary Reader's Theatre performance. The lessons learned through the evaluation of these three projects are discussed.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Education Courses, Middle Schools, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Teleconferencing, Faculty, Elementary Schools, Team Teaching, Language Arts, Middle School Students, Evaluation, Higher Education, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Middle Schools
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