Faculty Development in the College of Education
Gail Ring, Melissa McCallister, Naglaa Ali, Univ. of Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Faculty development in the college of education has changed and evolved over the last several years. In the beginning, faculty received technical help from the technical support staff, but had little support at the curriculum integration level. In the fall of 1999 the College of Education embarked on a technology training program. This program was offered to all faculty and after completing 16 hours of training the participating faculty members received a laptop computer. This training program was offered through the central academic computing center, a university-wide agency. This program was deemed a great success and the faculty left happily with their new computers. But, what really happened? We found that the faculty did not learn as much as we thought and they thought. A second program was developed. Similarities and differences between the two programs are discussed. Hopefully the experiences and development in this program will help others in the area of faculty development to better train and educate their faculty in technology and enable faculty to embrace technology in new ways.
Ring, G., McCallister, M. & Ali, N. (2001). Faculty Development in the College of Education. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 733-735). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).