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. 3, Autumn

Comparative Analysis of Preservice Teachers' Reflective Thinking in Synchronous versus Asynchronous Online Case Discussions
This study was undertaken to better understand the nature of preservice teachers' reflective thinking during case discussions about classroom management in two online formats: synchronous versus asynchronous. Findings indicated that when participants...
Editorial Defining Education Research: Continuing the Conversation
A debate currently occurring in the research community centers around what qualifies as "high quality" education research. This discussion was prompted by the U. S. Department of Education's challenge to consider only "scientifically based research"...
Evidence-Based Education: Postcards from the Edge
This article reports on the research design and implications stemming from a statewide evaluation developed during a Department of Education Title IID (EETT) grant. This article introduces critical issues to consider while developing research and evaluation...
From the University to the Elementary Classroom: Students' Experiences in Learning to Integrate Technology in Instruction
This study employed qualitative and quantitative methodologies to investigate effective approaches to technology integration in teacher-preparation curriculum, incorporating credential coursework and field placements. The study emphasized collaborative...
How Teachers Integrate Technology and Their Beliefs about Learning: Is There a Connection?
Research indicates that teachers who readily integrate technology into their instruction are more likely to possess constructivist teaching styles. Evidence suggests there is a parallel between a teacher's student-centered beliefs about instruction...
Practices for the Use of Technology in High Schools: A Delphi Study
The Delphi method was used to generate practices regarding the use of technology in high schools. In addition to generating the practices, teacher leaders, administrators, researchers, and policymakers were asked to rate and come to consensus regarding...
Teachers Explore Linear and Exponential Growth: Spreadsheets as Cognitive Tools (Best Paper Award from Site 2004)
This article addresses some of the issues relevant to the cognitive goals of information and communication technology (ICT) integration in the mathematics classroom. It focuses on the development of conceptual understanding through multiple representations....
Teachers' Roles and Professional Learning in Communities of Practice Supported by Technology in Schools
This article explores four roles of teachers in classrooms using computers, from the perspective of communities of practice (Wenger, 1998). It reports on an indepth study undertaken in 12 schools, and shows that teachers appropriated technology in...
The Effect of Social Context on the Reflective Practice of Preservice Science Teachers: Incorporating a Web-Supported Community of Teachers
This study examines the use of electronic networking technologies in the context of a secondary science methods course and an accompanying student teaching experience. Specifically, we examined the effects of social context on the student teaching...
The Impact of Online Teaching on Faculty Load: Computing the Ideal Class Size for Online Courses
This study examined the impact of substituting didactic instruction, face-to-face advisement, and conventional evaluation with distance-based delivery of content, electronic counseling, and online assessment. It analyzed the impact of distance learning...
Using Handheld-Computers and Probeware in a Science Methods Course: Preservice Teachers' Attitudes and Self-Efficacy
This study investigates conditions and factors that affect preservice teachers' decisions to use handheld computers in scientific investigations and explores aspects of student learning and classroom practices that would be affected by handheld-based...
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