Designing Virtual Practicums for Pre-service Teachers: Three Project Iterations
A Margaret Fryatt, David A. Gregg
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-28-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Nechako Electronic Busing Pgm. Nechako Elec. Busing Program This paper reviews the development of three Virtual Practicums for pre-service teachers over a 12 month period. The first iteration of the project involved matching more than 20 pre-service teachers at Massey University (Palmerston North, New Zealand) with 40 students drawn from the Nechako Electronic Busing Program and Sinkutview Elementary School (Vanderhoof, B.C.). This electronic project was delivered over a period of six weeks. A second pilot project explored the potential of Virtual Practicums connecting pre-service teachers from the University of Calgary with On-line Teachers from the Nechako Electronic Busing Program for a six week on-line teaching /learning experience with E-Bus families. Recommendations arising from this experience were incorporated into a full practicum project offered during the 1997 winter term, connecting student teachers at the University of Calgary with On-Line teachers from the Nechako Electronic Busing Program.
Fryatt, A.M. (1998). Designing Virtual Practicums for Pre-service Teachers: Three Project Iterations. In S. McNeil, J. Price, S. Boger-Mehall, B. Robin & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1998--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 732-736). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).