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ERIC Number: EJ882480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1040-2454
Lessons Learned from Implementing Technology in an Undergraduate Elementary Education Program
Wepner, Shelley B.; Bowes, Kathleen A.; Serotkin, Rita
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, v21 n4 p111-119 Sum 2005
This article describes the implementation of a state-funded grant, the challenges that emerged, and the lessons learned. This yearlong grant, Technology[superscript 3], provided the resources for university faculty, teacher candidates, and cooperating teachers to integrate technology. Findings from the grant did not indicate significant changes in perceived abilities and attitude, but did indicate changes in increased uses of technology. Issues with implementing the grant involved faculty reluctance and lack of technology prowess, uneven technology skills and technical support at the Professional Development School, unprepared teacher candidates, an overworked Technology Learning Specialist, and problems with hardware and software. Four lessons learned were the importance of: effecting change with faculty, being specific about project requirements, assessing teacher candidate technology competencies, and crafting clear job descriptions. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania