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Blending Two Roles Together: Using Mobile Computing to Support Preservice Teachers as Researchers
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, , Institute of Education, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Current school reforms focus on the instructional approaches that are used to prepareXand to encourageXprospective teachers to perform as professionals in the field. Two instructional approaches are identified in this study: teacher action research and the utilization of mobile computing as an assessment and professional tool. To explore the feasibility of using mobile computing to perform action research, this paper describes the Using Mobile Computing to Support Preservice Teachers as Researchers (Mobile PTR) project designed to train graduate-level preservice teachers for such a purpose. Mobile computing allows preservice teachers to plan, observe, act, and reflect on the research process via computerized templates and wireless network. The project content, organization, and requirements are described, followed by discussions of challenges and recommendations for future studies.

Citation

Peng, H. & Chou, C. (2005). Blending Two Roles Together: Using Mobile Computing to Support Preservice Teachers as Researchers. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4848-4855). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 22, 2019 from .

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