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Liu, Feng; Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Dawson, Kara; Barron, Ann E. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
The purpose of this research was to design and test a model of classroom technology integration in the context of K-12 schools. The proposed multilevel path analysis model includes teacher, contextual, and school related variables on a teacher's use of technology and confidence and comfort using technology as mediators of classroom technology…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Elementary Secondary Education, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Path Analysis
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Cavanaugh, Cathy; Dawson, Kara; Ritzhaupt, Albert – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2011
This article examines how laptop computing technology, teacher professional development, and systematic support resulted in changed teaching practices and increased student achievement in 47 K-12 schools in 11 Florida school districts. The overview of a large-scale study documents the type and magnitude of change in student-centered teaching,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Achievement Gains, Computer Uses in Education
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Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Dawson, Kara; Cavanaugh, Cathy – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of teachers' characteristics, school characteristics, and contextual characteristics on classroom technology integration and teacher use of technology as mediators of student use of technology. A research-based path model was designed and tested based on data gathered from 732 teachers from…
Descriptors: Evidence, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Path Analysis
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Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Huggins-Manley, A. Corinne; Dawson, Kara; Agaçli-Dogan, Nihan; Dogan, Selcuk – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2017
The purpose of this article is to explore validity evidence and appropriate uses of the revised Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey (TUPS) designed to measure in-service teacher perspectives about technology integration in K-12 schools and classrooms. The revised TUPS measures 10 domains, including Access and Support; Preparation of Technology…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration, Test Validity
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Dawson, Kara; Ritzhaupt, Albert; Liu, Feng; Rodriguez, Prisca; Frey, Christopher – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the ways teachers enact technological, pedagogical and content practices in math and science lessons and to document the change with teachers involved in a year-long technology integration initiative. Six hundred seventy-two lessons were analyzed in this research using Technological, Pedagogical Content…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technology Integration
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Barron, Ann E.; Dawson, Kara; Yendol-Hoppey, Diane – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2009
This article focuses on an evaluation of the Microsoft Peer Coaching (MPC) program in Florida, USA. First, the design of the MPC materials was analyzed using characteristics of exemplary peer coaching and technology integration models. Second, facilitators (n = 14) and coaches (n = 46) who attended the MPC workshops in Florida were surveyed…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Mentors, Coordinators, Technology Integration
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Cavanaugh, Cathy; Dawson, Kara – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
The Exploring Florida Science project goals were: (1) increasing content knowledge of secondary science teachers, specifically in topics that are important to the future of the state, and (2) providing secondary science students with digital media for use in project-based learning. A team of instructional designers, educators, scientists, web…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Achievement Tests, Active Learning, Inservice Teacher Education
Dawson, Kara – Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 2007
The objective of this research was to explore how authentic technology use and teacher inquiry may coalesce during curriculum-based, technology-enhanced field experiences for prospective teachers. Thirteen inquiries were analyzed using qualitative analytic procedures (Rossman, 1998). Results suggest that teacher inquiry may serve a variety of…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Role, Technology Uses in Education
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Dawson, Kara; Kumar, Swapna – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
The University of Florida offers an online professional practice Ed.D. focused on Educational Technology. Twenty-three students have completed professional practice dissertations and graduated since the program's inception in 2008. The purpose of this article is to share what these dissertations have looked like and to begin a dialogue about…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Technology, Content Analysis
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Dawson, Kara – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2004
The Unified Elementary ProTeach (Professional Teacher; http://www.coe.ufl.edu/school/proteach/index.html) program at the University of Florida (UF) prepares teachers with a dual emphasis in elementary education and mild disabilities. All graduates are also prepared to work with students who are English speakers of other languages (ESOL). The…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Mild Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kumar, Swapna; Dawson, Kara – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
This article describes successes and challenges of the first implementation of an online Ed.D. program that impacted students' professional growth and practice. Based on an analysis of student survey comments, student interviews, and faculty interviews at the end of the first year, program improvements were made for future cohorts. Lessons learned…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Doctoral Programs, Communities of Practice, Best Practices
Dawson, Kara; Cavanaugh, Cathy; Ritzhaupt, Albert D. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2008
This study measures changes in teaching practices that occurred during a school year that included laptop implementation and professional development. The changes were documented through direct observations of more than 400 classrooms in more than 50 K-12 schools in 11 Florida districts. Trained observers used two valid observation instruments to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Effect Size, Professional Development
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Ferdig, Richard E.; Dawson, Kara – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2006
Many faculty make the mistake of trying to start with an online degree. Administration, administrative policies and even other faculty are not necessarily ready for completely online programs. Large-scale programs are risky in the eyes of administration. Putting a program online will often involve decisions at multiple levels, months for business…
Descriptors: Program Development, Administrative Policy, Out of State Students, Faculty
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Hartshorne, Richard; Ferdig, Richard E.; Dawson, Kara – Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 2005
Recent research as well as local, state, and national mandates promote an increased role of technology in teaching and learning. In response to this call, K-12 institutions and colleges of education are faced with preparing current and future teachers to teach with technology. The current models of inservice and preservice teacher preparation with…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education