Diffusing Innovations: Sharing University Assignments
Karen Grove, University of Nevada Las Vegas, United States ; Teresa Foulger, Keith Wetzel, Arizona State University, United States ; Leanna Archambault, University of Nevada Las Vegas, United States ; Mia Kim Williams, Arizona State University, United States ; Neal Strudler, University of Nevada Las Vegas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This paper provides background information for a round table session highlighting how an innovative assignment was shared in different teacher preparation courses at two universities to promote integration of Web 2.0 tools. In preservice teacher preparation, instructors of educational technology courses are obligated to continually modify curriculum to address the advances in technologies, as well as account for the changes in the types and amounts of available technology tools applicable to K-12 school environments. The Innovations Mini-Teach assignment addresses technology curriculum needs and allows preservice teachers opportunities for building experience in innovating with educational technology tools, collaborating with peers, and teacher whole-group lessons. Action research data on this shared assignment will provide insight from both university implementations in three areas, 1) Implementation of the model, 2) Scaffolding for the learning process, and 3) Student Response to the experience.
Grove, K., Foulger, T., Wetzel, K., Archambault, L., Williams, M.K. & Strudler, N. (2008). Diffusing Innovations: Sharing University Assignments. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3763-3768). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).