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Technology And Teacher Preparation In Exemplary Institutions: 1994 To 2003, Mark J. Hofer Oct 2005

Technology And Teacher Preparation In Exemplary Institutions: 1994 To 2003, Mark J. Hofer

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In a 1994 study commissioned by the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, Mergendoller, Johnston, Rockman, & Willis (1994) examined four exemplary institutions to identify their approaches to integrating technology into teacher education. A decade later, the field would benefit from a comparison of current approaches of infusing technology into teacher education to the 1994 findings. This study examines the approaches of the first seven teacher education programs to receive the ISTE NETS Distinguished Achievement Award. Current approaches to the process are outlined, including the identification of the key factors impacting their implementation. A comparison of the 1994 and the present study ...


Framing The Role Of Leader: How Community College Presidents Construct Their Leadership, Pamela L. Eddy Jan 2005

Framing The Role Of Leader: How Community College Presidents Construct Their Leadership, Pamela L. Eddy

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Presidents are one of the most studied of administrative roles, yet little research occurs on understanding how these leaders construct their own leadership. Thus, the question guiding the research reported here concerned how community college presidents cognitively framed their leadership roles. This study involved the interviewing of 9 community college presidents. Findings uncovered 3 themes. The first theme identified how the presidents' underlying mental maps guided decision-making and leadership on campus. The second theme linked the basic cognitive orientation of the presidents with on-going situated cognition in their new work settings. Learning evolved based on environmental factors. The final category ...


Instructional Uses Of Instant Messaging (Im) During Classroom Lectures, Mabel B. Kinzie, Stephen D. Whitaker, Mark J. Hofer Jan 2005

Instructional Uses Of Instant Messaging (Im) During Classroom Lectures, Mabel B. Kinzie, Stephen D. Whitaker, Mark J. Hofer

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Can “Information Age” learners effectively multi-task in the classroom? Can synchronous classroom activities be designed around conceptually related tasks, to encourage deeper processing and greater learning of classroom content? This research was undertaken to begin to address these questions. In this study, we explored the use of instructionally-related instant messaging (IM) discussions during undergraduate university lectures. Over the course of three weeks, students practiced with and then employed hand-held computers for brief, synchronous class discussions in response to assigned questions related to the lectures. Students were observed during these sessions, and students and the instructors were interviewed separately afterwards. The ...


Digital Moviemaking—The Harmonization Of Technology, Pedagogy And Content, Mark J. Hofer, Kathleen Owings Swan Jan 2005

Digital Moviemaking—The Harmonization Of Technology, Pedagogy And Content, Mark J. Hofer, Kathleen Owings Swan

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Technology integration in K-12 classrooms resembles the “hammer in search of a nail” phenomenon. While increasingly powerful and accessible technology tools certainly offer promising potential to impact teaching and learning, their implementation can often be contrived or incongruent with classroom practice and discipline-specific pedagogy. Digital moviemaking provides a unique opportunity to connect powerful, yet accessible, technology integration with core content and pedagogical practice within specific academic disciplines. This paper explores the digital disconnect between student use of technology in and out of school, the typical problems with integrating technology in K-12 schools, the potential of digital moviemaking, an examination of ...