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Harron, Jason R.; Petrosino, Anthony J.; Jenevein, Sarah – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
Positioned in the context of experiential learning, this paper reports findings of a virtual reality field trip (VRFT) in conjunction with an in-person field trip involving preservice teachers in an elementary science methods course to a local natural history museum. Findings included that virtual reality (VR) is best used after a field trip to…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Museums, Field Trips, Preservice Teachers
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An, Yun-Jo – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2013
Designing problem-based learning (PBL), especially blended PBL, is very different from designing traditional teacher-centered instruction and requires a new set of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. To be successful, teachers must step out of their comfort zone, adopt new roles and responsibilities, and develop new knowledge and skills required in…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Problem Based Learning, Instructional Design, Teacher Education
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Wang, Jinhao; Brown, Michelle Stallone – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2008
The purpose of the current study was to analyze the relationship between automated essay scoring (AES) and human scoring in order to determine the validity and usefulness of AES for large-scale placement tests. Specifically, a correlational research design was used to examine the correlations between AES performance and human raters' performance.…
Descriptors: Scoring, Essays, Computer Assisted Testing, Sentence Structure
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Loving, Cathleen C.; Schroeder, Carolyn; Kang, Rui; Shimek, Christine; Herbert, Bruce – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2007
Anyone who can access the Internet can be part of the knowledge-access, knowledge-building, information-exchanging culture, regardless of location. The research presented in this article is about blogs and their use in a new teacher professional development project. Weblogs were first named and described in 1997 by Jorn Barger (Blood, 2000) and…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing, Faculty Development, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Pierson, Melissa – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2004
This paper proposes an extended-time, three-course technology integration model that allows preservice teachers adequate time to absorb, reflect about, connect with, and be supported by technology. This course sequence facilitates development of the ability to use technology simultaneously with the development of the skills and knowledge necessary…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technology Integration, Technology Education
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Bryan, Joel – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2004
National science and mathematics standards stress the importance of integrating technology use into those fields of study at all levels of education. In order to fulfill these directives, it is necessary to introduce both in-service and preservice teachers to various forms of technology while modeling its appropriate use in investigating…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Video Technology, Mechanics (Physics), Energy