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Using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Teacher Education for Increasing Global Awareness
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, , , New York Institute of Technology, United States ; , Taipei Municipal University of Education, Taiwan ; , Kingston University, United Kingdom

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Abstract. Educators need to prepare students for citizenship in a global society by creating an environment in which global awareness and attitudes can be learned. This study examined the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to facilitate knowledge exchange and communication between pre/in-service teachers in teacher preparation program in universities in three countries: the United States, England, and Taiwan. The purposes were (1) to increase teachers' awareness of globalization and prepare them to develop instruction in globalization in their classrooms, (2) to determine the feasibility of ICTs for collaboration between two countries, and (3) to assess use of ICTs (blogs, wikis, Google tools and digital story telling). The findings revealed participants gained important perspectives on global education, learned strategies to integrate global concepts into curriculum and instruction, and developed ICT skills for collaboration.

Citation

McPherson, S., Wang, S.K., Hsu, H.Y., Tsuei, M. & Wood, R. (2007). Using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Teacher Education for Increasing Global Awareness. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1112-1116). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 21, 2021 from .

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