Digital Divide and International Research and Development in Information Technology and Teacher Education, Part 1
Therese Laferriere, Laval University, Canada ; Paul Resta, University of Texas (Austin), United States ; Niki Davis, Iowa State University, United States ; Robert Mclaughlin, National Institute for Community Innovations, United States ; Michael Orey, University of Georgia, United States ; Geoffrey Shakwa, National Institute for Educational Development, Namibia ; Todd Malone, Ministry of Education, Namibia ; Hilary Wilder, , William Paterson University of New Jersey College of Education, United States ; Ian Gibson, Macquarie University, Australia ; Sally Beisser, Drake University, United States ; Ann FitzGibbon, Eileen Brennan Freeman, Trinity College, Ireland ; Jose Aires Castro-Filho, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil ; Joke Voogt, University of Twente, Netherlands ; Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas, United States ; Connie Hargrave, Iowa State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The maturing research and development foci of SITE's International Committee have an ethical dimension. Comparative research and international collaboration are a healthy way, facilitated by communication technologies, to increase diversity within teacher education as well as to increase the quality of evidence to inform future practice. This symposium will tie the research of International Committee's members with the digital divide issue. Each participant will 1) briefly present (three-five minutes) his or her research work, 2) link it to the digital divide issue, and 3) engage in dialogue with other participants and the audience on the problem of research for better digital equity.
Laferriere, T., Resta, P., Davis, N., Mclaughlin, R., Orey, M., Shakwa, G., Malone, T., Wilder, H., Gibson, I., Beisser, S., FitzGibbon, A., Brennan Freeman, E., Castro-Filho, J.A., Voogt, J., Knezek, G. & Hargrave, C. (2007). Digital Divide and International Research and Development in Information Technology and Teacher Education, Part 1. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 743-745). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).