The Promise of Technology: Are Technology-Rich Units Changing Learning Environments?
Gregory Waddoups, Nancy Wentworth, Brigham Young University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Carroll (2000) suggested ways in which technology would create new learning environments. He said that technology-enhanced units could be more student-centered and collaborative, that the learning should be more active and more problem-based. This study compares lessons designed by preservice teachers using either INTEL Teach to the Future lesson outlines or the Webquest structure. A correlation study was done to compare the learning environments supported by these lessons and the NETS standards they meet. The results indicate both INTEL lessons and Webquests lessons can but do not always support innovative learning environments. It also indicates that enhancing units planning with technology encourages these types of activities in the units developed by our students.
Waddoups, G. & Wentworth, N. (2003). The Promise of Technology: Are Technology-Rich Units Changing Learning Environments?. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 790-793). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).