Fluency with information technology in teacher education: Moving from novice towards expertise

TitleFluency with information technology in teacher education: Moving from novice towards expertise
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2006
AuthorsUrban-Lurain, M, Anderson CW, Parker J, Richmond G
Conference NameSociety for Information Technology & Teacher Education
Volume17
Date PublishedMarch 20-24
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Conference LocationOrlando, FL
AbstractAt Michigan State University, an interdisciplinary team of faculty are collaborating on a PT3 grant to improve the integration of technology in the teacher education (TE) program by promoting Fluency with Information Technology (FITness.) The secondary science team restructured the senior year and internship program to help students incorporate best practices of technology use for student learning, starting with the senior cohort that began in fall, 2004 (N = 41.) At the end of spring, 2005, all students were able to pass the final performance-based assessment. Further refinements were introduced for the fall, 2005, cohort (N = 43.) The students in both cohorts were able to use technology much more effectively than students in previous cohorts. The level of sophistication of their web sites, ability to solve new problems, and engagement with the material were all substantially greater than the previous cohorts, indicating that the students developed much greater expertise than those in previous cohorts.
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