How telecommunication technologies and moderating strategiesin online instruction may benefit teacher education?
Amy S. C. Leh, California State University San Bernardino, United States ; David Winograd, SUNY Potsdam, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Online instruction is a current trend in higher education and is greatly influencing teacher education. At present, many faculty members in teacher education are employing telecommunication technologies like WebCT, Blackboard, and Listserv in their instruction and hope that an online environment enhances learning. The purpose of this presentation is to share how educators may use these varied telecommunication technologies and moderating strategies in online environments to reach this goal.
The presenters are two university professors who employ moderating strategies in their online instruction to facilitate learning of in-service and pre-service teachers. The first presenter taught online courses to in-service teachers who did not meet the instructor every week while the second presenter taught pre-service teachers who met with the instructor every week. Both of them used similar moderating strategies. They will share their experiences and present the action research they conducted in their courses.
Leh, A.S.C. & Winograd, D. (2002). How telecommunication technologies and moderating strategiesin online instruction may benefit teacher education?. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2367-2371). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).