Using a Knowledge Hub to Reach the Educational Technology Tipping Point
Marguerite Veres, Roger Carlsen, Wright State 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
In the United States, the use of educational technology is mandated by accredited teacher preparation programs and by state accrediting departments of education. Yet, the majority of teacher education faculty fail to infuse educational technology procedures into their courses at substantial levels Mitchell, Dipetta, and Kerr (2001) and teachers fail to infuse technology into their teaching (Anderson and Speck, 2001). For educational technology to become firmly entrenched in our educational systems, educational technology must become a part of the culture of our schools. This paper reports a wide variety of information gathered from interviews, questionnaires, technology proficiency test results, and student project artifacts five groups of graduate level practicing teachers (n=88). The presentation will discuss techniques and advantages for using on-line applications. Additional follow up discussions will be scheduled in the Electronic Playground during the conference.
Veres, M. & Carlsen, R. (2003). Using a Knowledge Hub to Reach the Educational Technology Tipping Point. 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. 1673-1677). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).