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Wall, Jennifer; Selmer, Sarah; Bingham Brown, Amy – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
Prospective elementary teachers at three universities engaged in online modules called the Virtual Field Experience, created by the Math Forum. The prospective teachers learned about problem solving and mentoring elementary students in composing solutions and explanations to nonroutine challenge problems. Finally, through an asynchronous online…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Computer Simulation, Field Experience Programs
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Swanson, Lauren; Harlow, Danielle – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2013
The authors investigated how prospective teachers enrolled in an undergraduate physical science course participated in an online forum in which they posted reactions to video episodes of children talking about science. Using Positioning Theory (Harre & Van Langenhove, 1991) as a lens, the authors analyzed 108 online posts from 26…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Physics, Computer Mediated Communication, Science Instruction
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Hilburn, Jeremy; Maguth, Brad – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
This qualitative case study explored the collaboration between students in two social studies methods courses at different universities. The authors used technology to connect preservice teachers from teacher education programs that differ in terms of geography, size, and type of university. Using archived data from the courses, the authors found…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, Social Studies
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Li, Qing – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
This article shares an approach to teaching mathematics teacher education courses incorporating asynchronous online discussions. Specifically, this research is guided by the following research questions: (a) How would online discussions contribute or hinder teachers' learning in mathematics methods courses? and (b) What pedagogical strategies need…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Asynchronous Communication
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Thomas, Julie; Cooper, Sandi – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2004
We are teacher educators (in elementary science and mathematics) who are enthusiastic about technology as a teaching tool--though it is as new to us as it is to our university colleagues. We recently led a United States Department of Education Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) grant project entitled TechLinks. In an effort to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Instruction
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Wilder, Hilary; Malone, Todd – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2004
This case study of current practice describes a virtual cross-cultural collaboration in the development of an undergraduate teacher preparation course in educational technology. In an effort to increase the cross-cultural and technological awareness necessary for 21st-century teachers, the authors collaborated on the design and development of an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Teacher Education Programs, Program Development