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Spooner, Fred – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
This introduction to an article for special education teacher faculty on understanding copyright and intellectual property notes the increasing relevance of the issue as faculty move into forms of distance and distributed education, technology-mediated instruction, or distance and blended education. (Contains 2 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Compliance (Legal), Copyrights, Court Litigation
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Kiefer-O'Donnell, Richard; Spooner, Fred – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
An introduction to a section on e-learning and effective pedagogy notes the explosive growth of instructional technology and the need for guiding principles in its application. It focuses on two areas: the instructional needs and anticipated outcomes for personnel preparation programs in special education and electronic student assessment.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Distance Education
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Spooner, Fred – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
This article introduces the following two articles and discusses the challenges of integrating educational technology in teacher education programs, the stress and frustration of using educational technology, and the need to remember the value added in teaching, research, and providing services using technology enhancements in teacher education…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Technology
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Spooner, Fred; Spooner, Melba; Algozzine, Bob; Jordan, LuAnn – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1998
Addresses the promises, practices, and pitfalls of distance education for training additional special-education teachers. A table summarizes current distance-learning practices broken down into use of either asynchronous technology or synchronous technology. Advantages (such as fewer teachers reaching more students and low cost instruction) and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Distance Education, Educational Practices, Educational Technology
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Spooner, Fred – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1996
Reflects on the differing viewpoints in previous articles addressing the preparation of special education teachers. Discusses the need for the special education field to continue to use effective instructional strategies and share them with general education change agents to better the lives of all children. (CR)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Strategies
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Spooner, Fred; Johnson, Lawrence – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1996
This introductory article to the issue, which focuses on the preparation of special education teachers, discusses the different perspectives of winners of the Teacher Education Division Publication Award. Evaluates whether special education departments should work with general education in teacher preparation. Provides list of winners and their…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement