Using Teleconferencing as a tool in the student teaching experience
Kathleen Swan, Joan Mazur, University of Kentucky, United States ; Amy Good, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 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
A critical factor in the successful integration of computers into teaching and learning is teacher training. In the literature, there are descriptions of several applications of videoconferencing technology to support the development of preservice teachers. First, videoconferencing can be use to develop mentoring relationships between teachers, university faculty members, preservice teachers, new teachers and K-12 students. Second, in remote field observations, videoconferencing technology is used to facilitate a faculty member's observation of a preservice teacher during their field placement, especially when preservice teachers’ placements are some distance from the postsecondary institution. Thirdly, there are virtual classroom visits where preservice teachers observe master teachers teaching in their classrooms. This roundtable focuses on two case studies developed by researchers who have begun to use videoconferncing to mentor, supervise and enhance the student teaching experience.
Swan, K., Mazur, J. & Good, A. (2009). Using Teleconferencing as a tool in the student teaching experience. 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. 2689-2694). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).