Fully Online Math and Science Methods Course
Lori Petty, University of Texas Brownsville, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: Math/Science education is poised at the forefront of a new era. Preparing math and science teachers for a new generation of math, science, and technology require fresh and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. This paper presents: (1) an overview of the challenges facing teacher preparation programs in higher education; (2) a case study of an undergraduate math/science methods course that in one semester, was re-designed and delivered fully online; and (3) preservice teacher feedback from a survey implemented to identify their attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs and current use of math, science, and technology. Also presented is a context for change from traditional to online delivery, with an exploration of the teaching and learning strategies utilized.
Petty, L. (2013). Fully Online Math and Science Methods Course. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 929-934). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).