Using Educational Technology Standards to Gauge Teacher Knowledge and Application of One-to-One Computing at Implementation
Kevin Oliver, North Carolina State University, United States ; Jeni Corn, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, United States ; Jason Osborne, North Carolina State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper presents interview and focus group data from teachers, technology facilitators, and school administrators at seven Early College High Schools in North Carolina beginning a new 1:1 computing pilot. Using ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) as a frame of reference, findings describe teacher knowledge of issues and plans for using laptops in their classrooms during Year 1, the implementation stage of 1:1 computing. Teachers entered the pilot with mixed expertise and leveraged each other and students to address deficiencies in laptop knowledge. Teachers expressed considerable interest in monitoring student use of laptops at implementation, particularly to keep students from accessing inappropriate materials, and most school personnel expressed some interest in modifying instruction as well. Teachers believed laptops would increase project-based work and individualized instruction in particular. Teachers desired and received considerable professional development, but would like more opportunities for collaborative lesson planning.
Oliver, K., Corn, J. & Osborne, J. (2009). Using Educational Technology Standards to Gauge Teacher Knowledge and Application of One-to-One Computing at Implementation. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2032-2039). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).