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Journal of School Leadership Vol. 21, No. 2 (March 2011) pp. 166–189
A cross-case analysis of five case studies of team-based technology leadership in middle schools with laptop programs identifies systems of practice that organize teams' distributed leadership. These cases suggest that successfully implementing a...
Conceptualizing school-based teacher learning from teachers' points of view: Holistically leveraging formal, informal, and independent learning activities
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 25, No. 3 (July 2016) pp. 251–268
Improving in-service teacher education is paramount to improving student learning outcomes, and while research in this area typically examines formal teacher learning opportunities, emerging research indicates that teachers also engage in informal...
Teacher Perspectives on Technology Integration Professional Development: Formal, Informal, and Independent Learning Activities
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2018) pp. 83–102
This mixed-methods study examined the technology integration learning activities of four teachers throughout one year using weekly quantitative surveys and a series of three qualitative individual interviews. Through the teachers’ own voices an...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 46, No. 6 (2002) pp. 60–63
Describes a mentoring program between an elementary school and a corporation that connects fifth and sixth grade students with adults who exchange email messages at least once a week to improve students' writing skills. Discusses benefits to...
Why Improving Preservice Teacher Educational Technology Preparation Must Go beyond the College's Walls
Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 54, No. 4 (2003) pp. 334–46
Surveyed preservice teachers regarding important factors in predicting their professional uses of technology and having K-12 students use technology in the classroom. Results found that setting high expectations for designing and delivering...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 62, No. 3 (June 2014) pp. 367–384
A qualitative study of math and science teachers at two middle schools identifies how their system for learning to integrate technology into their teaching goes beyond what school leaders typically consider when planning for teachers' learning. ...
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 1 (2006) pp. 21–28
Online delivery methods offer much promise for anytime, anywhere adult learning. As a method of outreach, and to provide support for just-in-time learning, teacher educators are increasingly deciding to design Web sites that are online, resource...
Teacher Knowledge about Technology Integration: An Examination of Inservice and Preservice Teachers' Instructional Decision-Making
Science Education International Vol. 19, No. 1 (March 2008) pp. 9–25
This study compared the abilities of inservice and preservice teachers to demonstrate an understanding of technology integration and to apply such knowledge to instructional decision-making. Using a set of online content-specific multimedia...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 47, No. 1 (2003) pp. 52–55
Discusses the need for preservice teachers to interact with students and describes the use of Web-based asynchronous discussion to increase the quality and quantity of English education initial licensure program students' interactions with middle...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 325–345
In this article we present a model of content-area specific technology preparation. This approach was premised on the fact that even if preservice teachers know how to operate technology, they need help to understand how to flexibly incorporate ...
ETIPS: Using Cases with Virtual Schools to Prepare for, Extend, and Deepen Preservice Teachers' Field Experiences
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 24, No. 3 (2008) pp. 77–84
Field experiences are identified as an important component in the preparation of new teachers. As such, methods to supplement field experiences with pre- and post-activities that ready preservice teachers to effectively learn from them warrant...
Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment Vol. 7, No. 1 (September 2008)
The purpose of this research is to analyze preservice teachers' use of and reactions to an automated essay scorer used within an online, case-based learning environment called ETIPS. Data analyzed include post-assignment surveys, a user log of...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 12, No. 3 (September 2012) pp. 255–263
Teacher education leaders must attend to leadership practices that set direction, develop people, and redesign their programs of teacher education in order to develop technology, pedagogy, and technology knowledge and skills in preservice teachers....
ICT policy planning in a context of curriculum reform: Disentanglement of ICT policy domains and artifacts
Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 4 (May 2012) pp. 1339–1350
Researchers and policy makers around the world are increasingly acknowledging the importance of developing a school-based ICT policy plan to facilitate the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) in education. Despite this...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 3 (July 2010) pp. 369–386
Abstract Teachers’ integration of computer-based assistive technology has been linked to positive educational outcomes for students with disabilities. This study was conducted to identify factors that are predictive of integrating assistive...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 26, No. 3 (2002) pp. 265–85
Defines quality technology support for teachers as consisting of access to one-on-one personal guidance and help; teacher participation in technology-oriented professional support among peers; professional development; and access to resources....
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 18, No. 4 (2002) pp. 489–97
Discusses the relationship between professional community and the effective use of ICT (information and communication technology), based on case studies at elementary and secondary schools in the United States. Topics include access to technology;...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 35, No. 3 (2006) pp. 267–287
Research on computer-based writing evaluation has only recently focused on the potential for providing formative feedback rather than summative assessment. This study tests the impact of an automated essay scorer (AES) that provides formative...
Journal of School Leadership Vol. 19, No. 4 (July 2009) pp. 445–465
This article explores the role of leadership, experts, and expertise and the functioning of teams in nine schools that modeled an exemplary integration of technology to support schoolwide instructional improvement. Through cross-case analysis, we...
Glen Bull; Marshall George; Melanie Shoffner; Cheryl Mason Bolick; John Lee; Janice Anderson; David Slykhuis; Joe Garofalo; Robin Angotti; Elizabeth West; Mary Herring; Sara Dexter; Abbie Brown; Mark Hofer
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 12, No. 2 (June 2012) pp. 115–121
Representatives from ten specialty professional associations affiliated with the National Technology Leadership Coalition (NTLC) are collaborating with Microsoft Corporation to develop an innovative professional development opportunity for teacher...