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Establishing a Ubiquitous Computing Environment for Teacher Preparation Students and Faculty: The University of Texas at Austin Laptop Initiative, Year Two
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Fall 2004 marks the fifth semester that the University of Texas at Austin (UT) College of Education faculty, supervisors and teacher education students entering the professional development sequence have all been equipped with the same computer platform and software. This program, The University of Texas Laptop Initiative for Future Educators (LIFE), has immersed preservice teachers in a technology-rich learning environment that provides ubiquitous anytime/anywhere access to technology tools, Internet-based resources, and an online communication environment to support and build communities of practice. Presenters will discuss how teacher preparation has changed at UT as a result of the laptop requirement. Panelists will also identify the conditions necessary to successfully implement the LIFE program. This interactive session will enable participants to ask questions related to the lessons learned while implementing the laptop requirement and the strategies used to overcome them.

Citation

Resta, P., Tothero, M., Gerwels, M.C. & Gerling, R. (2005). Establishing a Ubiquitous Computing Environment for Teacher Preparation Students and Faculty: The University of Texas at Austin Laptop Initiative, Year Two. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3997-3999). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 17, 2019 from .

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