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Open-source database applications as collaboration and technology integration tools in teacher education
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, , Virginia Tech, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

A previous attempt to integrate technology into social studies classrooms through the use of a customizable history database met with unexpectedly low levels of implementation due to the expense of acquiring the necessary software. The current roundtable will detail the results of efforts to develop a low-cost alternative to the original approach. The roundtable will describe the conversion of a well-designed, well-tested database from a proprietary application with relatively high acquisition costs to an open source application with minimal acquisition cost. The process involved in making the conversion will be discussed and the original and converted databases will be compared and demonstrated. The authors will discuss how the system can be expanded to include content in various subject areas. Participants will receive copies of the open-source software, including sample templates and examples.

Citation

Potter, K. & Hicks, D. (2004). Open-source database applications as collaboration and technology integration tools in teacher education. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2549-2550). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 19, 2019 from .

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