Enhancing Teacher Preparation Through Videoconferencing Types and Engagement

Enhancing Teacher Preparation Through Videoconferencing Types and Engagement

Harry Grover Tuttle (Syracuse University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-331-9.ch015
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the enhancement of teacher preparation through various types of videoconferences and through various types of engagement within a videoconference. These can include. expert; university to school; peer-to-peer and meetings; multiple sessions; mentoring/observation; learning about videoconferencing; and interviewing/job searching Both pre-service students and their professors can benefit from involvement in videoconferencing.. Teacher preparation students become more engaged in the content through interactive activities, streaming video, blogs, discussion areas of programs, webinars, shared applications, tele-education aspects of videoconferencing, and follow-up discussion boards. Instructors can improve the quality of their instruction to maximize learning by transforming their teacher preparation classes into ones in which students have more in-depth and comprehensive experiences to prepare them for future teaching.

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