Smart Classrooms Led by Technology Using Teacher Educators
Ines Marquez Chisholm, Keith Wetzel, Arizona State Univ. West, 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
The College of Education at a western upper division state university has two computer classrooms, called Smart Classrooms, that mirror the configuration found in many local schools where teachers have a limited number of computers. This paper presents the results of a qualitative study in which the authors explored the pedagogical beliefs of five teacher educators who used technology in their teaching. The researchers wished to know their reasons for booking the classroom and their cultural preferences in designing instructional activities. The data consisted of interview transcriptions and responses to written follow up questions. Data analysis indicated that the faculty chose to use a Smart Classroom because it matched their teaching methods. They developed a variety of meaningful technology uses for their students and addressed many elements of multicultural integration. The authors discuss implications for faculty development and raise questions for further study.
Chisholm, I.M. & Wetzel, K. (2001). Smart Classrooms Led by Technology Using Teacher Educators. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 704-707). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).