Teacher Education by Hypermedia learning Environments – An Example from Germany
Stefan Aufenanger, University of Hamburg, Germany
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-40-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In Germany the problem of teacher education for school in the information society has been recognized in the last years. But there are many obstacles to change concepts of traditional curricula for teacher education, to train the teacher educators, to implement new media at the university, and so on. The necessarity of educating teachers and teacher students for using computers and the internet for educational purposes became also aware by the government. There are many interested teachers but there are not enough teacher educators to face that challenge. Media in general and television especially are rarely used in German schools. German teachers mostly think of electronic media as a virus which is infecting the children with not good ideas so they try to keep them out of their classroom. Only the computer and the internet had changed some teachers mind. The pressure of using computers in every day life and in all areas of economy is now reaching the schools. Now schools are equipped with computers and internet access but teachers are rarely prepared to pedagogical settings for the use of its.
Aufenanger, S. (2000). Teacher Education by Hypermedia learning Environments – An Example from Germany. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2000--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 81-82). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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