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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

March 2014 Volume 14, Number 1


Glen L. Bull; Lynn Bell; Chrystalla Mouza

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. Editorial: 15 Years after Martorella's Sleeping Giant: A Year of Special Themed Issues

    Meghan M. Manfra, North Carolina State University, United States

    The year 2012 marked the 15th anniversary of Peter Martorella's (1997) short but influential article, "Technology and the Social Studies—or: Which Way to the Sleeping Giant?" In 2014, Contemporary... More

    pp. 1-9

  2. “Computer as Data Gatherer” for a New Generation: Martorella’s Predictions, the Past, the Present, and the Future of Technology in Social Studies

    Adam Friedman, Wake Forest University, United States

    In his 1997 article “Technology and the Social Studies - or: Which Way to the Sleeping Giant?” Peter Martorella made several predictions regarding technology resources in the social studies. ... More

    pp. 10-24

  3. Technology and Disciplined Inquiry in the Social Studies

    Mark J. Hofer, The College of William & Mary, United States; Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, United States

    More than 15 years ago, Martorella (1997) asked what has now become a seminal question in the field of social studies and technology; that is, "Which way to the sleeping giant?" (p. 511). He... More

    pp. 25-30

  4. Exploring Motivation in an Online Context: A Case Study

    Maggie Hartnett & Alison St. George, Massey University, New Zealand; Jon Dron, Athabasca University, Canada

    With the increasing ubiquity of new technologies, many claims are being made about their potential to transform tertiary education. In order for this transformation to be realized, however, a range... More

    pp. 31-53

  5. Learning to Teach a Blended Course in a Teacher Preparation Program

    Jung Jin Kang, Michigan State University, United States

    Teacher preparation programs have provided blended courses (a combination of online and face-to-face learning) for their students because of their availability and their convenience. Researchers... More

    pp. 54-71