Hybrid or Face-To-Face for a Teacher as Researcher Course
Thanh Nguyen, John-Michael Bodi, Bridgewater State College, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In preparing teachers for the 21st century classroom, teacher education faculty should provide role models of technology integration in their teaching for teachers. Teacher education faculty can also stimulate effective use of technology in teacher education by allowing distance learning integrating into their courses. Since Bridgewater State College has offered its faculty Blackboard Learning System™ as web-based course management system, moving a traditional face-to-face research method course to a hybrid online course would be a practical next step for integrating distance learning components into teacher education courses. Although hybrid online method for the Teacher as Researcher course is not better prepared teachers to do research or understand how to do research better than those who take the face-to-face course, it well serves teachers who have to teach full-time all day in school and live far away from the campus.
Nguyen, T. & Bodi, J.M. (2006). Hybrid or Face-To-Face for a Teacher as Researcher Course. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1721-1725). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).