Blackboard Vista as a Tool for Teaching, Learning, and Administration in a Teacher Education Program
Irene Linlin Chen, Viola Garcia, University of Houston Downtown, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
University of Houston Downtown has recently upgraded its course management system from WebCT CE to Blackboard Vista. Campus faculty members are trying out the emerging interactive features of Vista in delivering courses. The purpose of this proposal is to describe the design and development of two graduate courses in its teacher education program, the Department of Urban Education (UE), more specifically, MAT 6318 Advanced Educational Technology and MAT 6380 Practicum for Urban Teachers. It will also describe UE's future plan to network stakeholders with Vista. The Department is planning to expand its online presence to students, members of Center for Professional Development of Teachers, school partners, and mentors through the design and development of an online resource. A look at how Vista is used in a teacher education program will help to explain the current state of Vista and the implications of the new trends that will be brought about by Vista in the near
Chen, I.L. & Garcia, V. (2007). Blackboard Vista as a Tool for Teaching, Learning, and Administration in a Teacher Education Program. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2291-2295). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).