Intersections, Tensions, and Disconnections between Designers' Visions and Users' Realities
Sara Dexter, University of Virginia, United States ; David Gibson, The Vermont Institutes, United States ; Eric Riedel, Cassandra Scharber, CAREI: Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvment, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The ETIPS online learning environment was designed for preservice teachers to practice instructional decision making about technology integration and implementation through multimedia cases with embedded assessments. A full year of implementation data gathered from test-bed sites around the country using ETIPS cases illustrates the intersections and disconnections between the design inherent in the learning environment and actual use of this environment by instructors and students. While technology offers unique capabilities for embedding assessment features into learning tasks, an implication is that these gains are associated with reduced flexibility for how the student tasks in the e-learning environment are implemented.
Dexter, S., Gibson, D., Riedel, E. & Scharber, C. (2005). Intersections, Tensions, and Disconnections between Designers' Visions and Users' Realities. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2560-2563). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).