Preparing Beginning Teachers to Use Instructional Technology Effectively

Nanette I. Marcum-Dietrich (Millersville University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Oliver Dreon (Millersville University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 99
EISBN13: 9781466643833|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3676-7.ch005
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Abstract

In this case study, two education professors examine how an instructional technology course founded historically in an industrial model of teaching evolved to reflect and model the pedagogy needed in a 21st century classroom. Critical in this evolution is the development of course content and structure that allowed their students (all future teachers) to identify problems and collaboratively create solutions. With this new focus, the role of the students changed from being passive actors in an instructor-designed space and evolved into one where students were actively engaged in creating their understanding through their participation.
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