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University of Michigan
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 42, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 115–121
This commentary examines the rationale behind the use of participatory approaches to the design and development of educational interventions, particularly with respect to the inclusion of students in the process. The perspectives and claims put...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 11, No. 1 (2000) pp. 3–27
This paper presents a framework for understanding how the varying expertise, attitudes, and classroom activity structures of science teachers influence their students' use of a suite of computer-mediated communications tools in each of their...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2171–2176
There is widespread agreement that teacher professional development (PD) is critical for the success of standards-based reform in U.S. schools. However, the current infrastructure for professional development is ill-equipped to serve the numbers of ...
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 32, No. 1 (1999) pp. 73–97
Describes a study of individual differences among high school students that relate to and predict their use of computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools--e-mail, Usenet news, and a multimedia notebook--to support project-based science learning....
Investigating the Impact of the Availability of Scaffolds on Preservice Teacher Noticing and Learning from Video
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 35, No. 2 (2007) pp. 151–174
The study investigated how the availability of different types of scaffolds impacted what preservice teachers were able to learn and notice from video. The sample (n = 41) was drawn from three randomly distributed sections of a science methods...
Academic, Social, and Personal Uses of the Internet: Cases of Students from an Urban Latino Classroom
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 34, No. 2 (2002) pp. 189–215
Presents cases of four Latino middle school students who gained home Internet access for the first time in connection with an educational technology project set in an urban public school in Detroit. Investigated how the students and their families...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 1999 (April 1999)
This paper describes a project that provided television set-top Internet access devices to Latino families as part of a project to link the school and home in an inquiry-based science curriculum. The early phases of adoption of the Internet and the "...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 40, No. 3 (1992) pp. 95–111
Describes the results of a needs analysis conducted to determine the requirements of teachers who wish to restructure their classrooms. The development of Strategic Teaching Frameworks, a hypermedia system to aid teachers and administrators in...
Professional Development for Systemic Change: A Strategic Approach to Scaling Educational Reform through Professional Development Programs.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 385–390
This paper discusses our approaches, both in theory and practice, to the enactment of systemic reform as a part of the Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools (LeTUS). The University of Michigan and Detroit Public Schools have partnered...
Comprehensive Professional Development Reform Efforts: Changing Attitudes and Practices about Pedagogy and Technology for Science Teachers with Diverse Needs.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1839–1844
This paper examines a professional development program within a large urban school system, along with a framework of the pedagogical concerns to be addressed by the program. As a part of the Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools (LeTUS), ...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 21, No. 2 (April 2013) pp. 225–245
Online teacher professional development has become an alternative to face-to-face professional development. Such a shift from face-to-face to online professional development, however, brings new challenges for professional development facilitators,...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 2001 (April 2001)
The past decade has seen great strides in the design of new learning technologies that support learning aligned with standards-based constructivist and inquiry teaching practices. Though there is considerable evidence that these technologies can...
AACE Journal Vol. 10, No. 2 (2002) pp. 52–68
To date, the major emphasis of educational technology researchers has been the development and use of educational technologies within school settings. Noticeably absent has been research and considerations that focus on the home as a computer...
What Happens When the Research Ends? Factors Related to the Sustainability of a Technology-Infused Mathematics Curriculum
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 30, No. 4 (October 2011) pp. 329–353
This study examines factors related to the sustainability of SimCalc Mathworlds (SCMW), a technology-infused mathematics curriculum. We surveyed middle school teachers one year after their participation in a randomized trial where they were...
The Future of Professional Development Will Be Designed, Not Discovered: Response to Moon, Passmore, Reiser, and Michaels, "Beyond Comparisons of Online versus Face-to-Face PD"
Barry Fishman; Spyros Konstantopoulos; Beth W. Kubitskey; Richard Vath; Gina Park; Heather Johnson; Daniel Edelson
Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 65, No. 3 (2014) pp. 261–264
This article represents a response to the authors' "Journal of Teacher Education" ("JTE") article (Fishman et al., 2013) by Moon, Passmore, Reiser, and Michaels (2013). The authors believe that Moon et al. have properly...
Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2004) pp. 43–76
This article examines why cognitively oriented technology innovations, designed to foster deep thinking and learning, have not become widespread in K-12 schools. We argue a key reason is that most design-based research does not explicitly address...
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication Vol. 2, No. 3 (1996)
Examines the utility of the World Wide Web (WWW) for aiding in the construction of school-based and work-based learning communities. Surveys current offerings on the WWW. Advances proposals for enhancing the architecture of the WWW to facilitate its ...
Comparing the Impact of Online and Face-to-Face Professional Development in the Context of Curriculum Implementation
Barry Fishman; Spyros Konstantopoulos; Beth W. Kubitskey; Richard Vath; Gina Park; Heather Johnson; Daniel C. Edelson
Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 64, No. 5 (2013) pp. 426–438
This study employed a randomized experiment to examine differences in teacher and student learning from professional development (PD) in two modalities: online and face-to-face. The study explores whether there are differences in teacher knowledge...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 19, No. 6 (2003) pp. 643–658
Professional development is key to standards-based reform, yet there is little empirical evidence upon which to base decisions of design or implementation. This paper presents a model of teacher learning and an analytic framework linking...
Investigating relationships between school context, teacher professional development, teaching practices, and student achievement in response to a nationwide science reform
Christian Fischer; Barry Fishman; Chris Dede; Arthur Eisenkraft; Kim Frumin; Brandon Foster; Frances Lawrenz; Abigail Jurist Levy; Ayana McCoy
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 72, No. 1 (May 2018) pp. 107–121
Situated in the context of the Advanced Placement curriculum reform in the sciences, this quantitative study validates selected elements of Desimone's (2009) conceptual framework on teacher professional development. Using national data sets with...
Adapting to Large-Scale Changes in Advanced Placement Biology, Chemistry, and Physics: The Impact of Online Teacher Communities
Kim Frumin; Chris Dede; Christian Fischer; Brandon Foster; Frances Lawrenz; Arthur Eisenkraft; Barry Fishman; Abigail Jurist Levy; Ayana McCoy
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 40, No. 4 (2018) pp. 397–420
Over the past decade, the field of teacher professional learning has coalesced around core characteristics of high quality professional development experiences (e.g. Borko, Jacobs, & Koellner, 2010. Contemporary approaches to teacher...
Beth W. Kubitskey; Richard J. Vath; Heather J. Johnson; Barry J. Fishman; Spyros Konstantopoulos; Gina J. Park
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 28, No. 3 (April 2012) pp. 418–427
As teacher professional development research includes more experimental designs, new challenges arise. We examine the threat of participant attrition as an example of the types of problems researchers face. Counter-intuitively, higher levels of...