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A Cross-Cultural Study: Innovating a Cohesive Framework for Redirecting Professional Development to Advance Pedagogical Use of Instructional Technology
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, Drexel University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study used a mixed methods approach with a small pilot case study to explore professional development cultures in preparing educators in the pedagogical use of instructional technologies (PUIT) in teaching and learning environments in the United States and in the United Arab Emirates. The central question was: How do professional development efforts in education directly support the pedagogical integration of emerging technologies to advance teaching and learning in the United Arab Emirates and United States? This mixed methods case study included a quantitative 41-question survey, a small qualitative pilot study and a literature review. The study results suggest that presently, the United Arab Emirates PUIT professional development efforts are typified by student-driven, text- based systems.

Citation

Pittman, J. (2012). A Cross-Cultural Study: Innovating a Cohesive Framework for Redirecting Professional Development to Advance Pedagogical Use of Instructional Technology. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3288-3295). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 27, 2020 from .

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