ERIC Number: EJ1217925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Research Methods for the People, by the People, of the People: Using a Highly Collaborative, Multimethod Approach to Promote Change
Schmidt-Crawford, Denise A.; Foulger, Teresa S.; Graziano, Kevin J.; Slykhuis, David A.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v19 n2 2019
This article highlights the highly collaborative, multimethod research approach used to develop the Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs): a specific list of knowledge, skills, and attitudes, developed with input from many teacher educators in the field, to help guide the professional development of teacher educators who strive to be more competent in the integration of technology. The purpose of this article is to describe and critique the sequence of three different collaborative research approaches (crowdsourcing, Delphi, and public comment) used by the TETC research team to gather critical opinions and input from a variety of stakeholders. Researchers who desire large-scale adoption of their research outcomes may consider the multimethod approach described in this article to be useful.
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Cooperation, Teacher Educators, Technological Literacy, Teacher Competencies, Delphi Technique, Public Opinion, Technology Integration, Participatory Research, Stakeholders, Outsourcing
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. P.O. Box 719, Waynesville, NC 28786. Fax: 828-246-9557; Web site: http://www.citejournal.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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