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ERIC Number: EJ998800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-727X
Integrating Assistive Technology into Teacher Education Programs: Trials, Tribulations, and Lessons Learned
Van Laarhoven, Toni; Munk, Dennis D.; Chandler, Lynette K.; Zurita, Leslie; Lynch, Kathleen
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, v8 n1 p32-47 Fall 2012
This article describes several stages in the integration of assistive technology (AT) into and across the curriculum of a teacher education program. The multi-year initiative included several projects and strategies that differentially affected faculty ability to integrate training and evaluation in using AT in their coursework. All strategies increased faculty familiarity and comfort with AT. However, only video tutorials resulted in faculty infusion of AT in their courses. Implications for teacher preparation programs, including the need to infuse assistive technology within and across coursework are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
Assistive Technology Industry Association and SEAT Center. Available from: SEAT Center, Special Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5910, Normal, IL 61790. Tel: 309-438-7811; Fax: 309-830-0999; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A