Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

A peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to research in and the application of technology in teacher education. Coverage includes pre-service and in-service teacher education, graduate programs in areas such as curriculum and instruction, educational admi

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 4, Winter

A New Image: Online Communities to Facilitate Teacher Professional Development
Realizing the potential of online or virtual communities to facilitate teacher professional development requires educators to change their current perceptions of professional development. This calls for educators to develop new images of ongoing opportunities...
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An Invitation to Join an Early Career Mentoring Network in Technology and Teacher Education
The spring 2005 edition of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) issued a call for a proactive approach to a research agenda in educational technology. This position paper was collaboratively authored by the editors of six educational...
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Building on Foundations: Creating an Online Community
Electronically mediated professional exchange is viewed as a valid form of professional dialogue and support. This study examines an effort to link teachers in 10 isolated schools to collaborate in curriculum planning and delivery, focused on a site...
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Collaborative Design of Online Professional Development: Building the Milwaukee Professional Support Portal
This case study describes an effort to design and pilot an interactive, Web-based, district-wide "professional support portal" to support new teacher retention and professional growth in the Milwaukee Public Schools. The study reviews the overarching...
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K-12 Teachers' Use of Course Websites
While the benefits of course websites have been established at the university level, a paucity of literature exists regarding K-12 teachers' creation and subsequent use of course websites, how they use these course websites, and the factors that encourage,...
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Learning through Dialogue: Online Case Studies in Educational Psychology
Case studies are frequently used to prepare preservice teachers through reflection and analysis of classroom situations. Previous research suggests asynchronous online discussions provide more opportunity for reflection and analysis than face to face...
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Research Agenda for Online Teacher Professional Development
In September of 2005, the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University hosted a conference designed to explore online teacher professional development (oTPD). During the two day conference, the participants explored 10 models of oTPD. The ultimate...
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Teacher Preparation without Boundaries: A Two-Year Study of an Online Teacher Certification Program
The Online Post Baccalaureate Program is described along with indicators of how well the program met the goals of its developers during two years of implementation. Faculty aimed to develop a program that would satisfy students, offer a more accessible...
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Using a Web-Based Professional Development System to Support Preservice Teachers in Examining Authentic Classroom Practice
We have been exploring the potential of a web-supported professional development system, the Inquiry Learning Forum (ILF), that integrates videotaped classrooms and discussion forums for use in preservice science methods classrooms. This article examines...
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