Educational technology, Instructional systems -- Design, Teaching -- Aids and devices
As reflected in the new generation of “college- and career-ready” standards, developing students’ literacy abilities has become an educational initiative. In addition, software developers are continually releasing a range of educational website, apps, and programs intended to support student learning. The challenge then becomes how teachers can use these evolving instructional technologies to develop their students’ literacy abilities by combining them with their content and pedagogical knowledge. In this action research project, two teacher educators set out to study how their candidates used instructional technology during their internship for these purposes. In this article, the researchers will provide a background for this study before explaining how they collected and analyzed data for it. They will conclude by sharing their findings and providing recommendations for future practice.
Cherner, T., & Curry, K. (2017, March). Involving literacy and technology: An action research study to improve teacher candidates’ practice. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference in Austin, TX.