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Wentworth, Nancy; Monroe, Eula E. – Computers in the Schools, 2011
Technology-enhanced mathematics tasks were introduced to elementary pre-service candidates (n = 84) and in-service teachers (n = 38), who then, either in partners or small groups, created and taught inquiry-based lessons incorporating technology, with individual reflections. The lessons were coded using the following criteria: (a) The students…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Inquiry
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Brush, Thomas; Glazewski, Krista D.; Hew, Khe Foon – Computers in the Schools, 2008
The purpose of this study was to develop and field-test the Technology Skills, Beliefs, and Barriers scale and to determine its validity and reliability for use with preservice teachers. Data were collected from 176 preservice teachers enrolled in a field-based teacher education program located at a major Southwestern university in the United…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Measures (Individuals), Field Experience Programs
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Liu, Leping; Maddux, Cleborne D. – Computers in the Schools, 2008
This article presents a study of Web 2.0 articles intended to (a) analyze the content of what is written and (b) develop a statistical model to predict whether authors' write about the need for new instructional design strategies and models. Eighty-eight technology articles were subjected to lexical analysis and a logistic regression model was…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Content Analysis, Journal Articles, Predictor Variables
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Vannatta, Rachel A.; Banister, Savilla – Computers in the Schools, 2008
In an effort to establish a baseline of technology competency among our entering education students, our College of Education began implementing the Assessment of Technology Competencies (ATC) in Fall 2003. This performance-based assessment evaluates word-processing, presentation, spreadsheet, graphic/drawing, and Internet skills. Although…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Student Surveys, Student Evaluation, Computer Software
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Duran, Mesut; Fossum, Paul R.; Luera, Gail R. – Computers in the Schools, 2007
Research indicates that, if future teachers are to effectively use technology, their pre-service preparation should employ multiple components. These components include core course work in educational technology, faculty modeling, and clinical experiences. This paper describes and analyzes one model for drawing these three components coherently…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Core Curriculum, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Maddux, Cleborne D. – Computers in the Schools, 2007
PT3 and the Deans' Grants of the 1980s have much in common. Both were intended to stimulate the infusion of new material into general teacher education courses. PT3 was aimed at furthering the integration of technology in teacher education, while the Deans' Grants attempted to infuse knowledge and skills related to teaching students with…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Education Courses, Educational Technology, Grants
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Peart, Moses; Sheffield, Caryl J. – Computers in the Schools, 2002
The major challenges facing education systems in the information age include issues of how to prepare for and capitalize on the technological revolution and how to integrate computer technology into the curriculum. Jamaica, like most developing countries, is taking on these challenges with perhaps as much focus and increased importance as any…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Needs Assessment, Information Technology
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Jeronen, Eila – Computers in the Schools, 2002
The article is a report on a development project arising from collaboration between the Department of Education in the University of Oulu, the university training school in Oulu, and some secondary schools in Northern Finland. The key aims of the project have been to promote the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Science Instruction
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Kahn, Jessica; Pred, Robert – Computers in the Schools, 2002
The design, implementation, and evaluation of the second phase in a two-year faculty development initiative by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium on Higher Education (SEPCHE) is presented. The initiative addressed instruction of SEPCHE faculty in the use of technology in college teaching. Six workshops were conducted for faculty in specific…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Workshops, Faculty Development, College Instruction
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Liu, Leping; Johnson, D. Lamont – Computers in the Schools, 2002
A study of methods to assess student learning in instructional technology courses was conducted using an IT learning model that consists of four dimensions. Static assessment and dynamic assessment methods were employed to assess student (a) attitudes toward technology, (b) learning and use of technology, (c) technology integration, and (d)…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Student Evaluation