Experiences in Teaching Technology Applications in Education
Hongbo Song, Shuyan Wang, Renee Smith, Ohio University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This paper addresses the concerns about Technology Applications in Education, a course designed for pre-service teachers at College of Education of a Midwestern university. These include students?vast differences in terms of learning styles, technology skill levels, learning interests, and learning motivations. Due to these diversities, classroom instruction and course project evaluation become a challenge. To narrow down their gaps and to maximize their learning outcomes, the course instructors design a hybrid curriculum including detailed and hands-on instructions, Blackboard discussion and external links for tutorials, allowing for time to design projects and construct teaching materials pertinent to their content areas, project sharing and commenting, detailed rubrics for project design, quizzes, and a NETS•T standards-based e-portfolio for their reflections. All these endeavors are geared to achieving a sound understanding of technology integration into their future teaching.
Song, H., Wang, S. & Smith, R. (2004). Experiences in Teaching Technology Applications in Education. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4278-4282). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).