Editorial: Academic Communities and the Nature of Academic Discourse
Glen Bull, University of Virginia, United States ; Debra Sprague, George Mason University, United States ; Lynn Bell, University of Virginia, United States
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 9, Number 4, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
In 1990 Jerry and Dee Anna Willis founded the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) to provide an academic home for those working to integrate educational technology into teacher education. The Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE) was subsequently established to support SITE. Jerry Willis took on the editorship of the journal and expressed the hope that "all of us will look back on the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education as a publication that helped define the field of information technology and teacher education." A decade later as the new millennium began, Jerry Willis was instrumental in helping conceive Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), an electronic counterpart to JTATE. An electronic journal was a natural step for an educational technology organization such as SITE for a number of reasons. As its name, "Contemporary Issues," suggests, information of immediate interest to readers can be made available in a more timely fashion than is possible with print media. In addition, CITE Journal provides an opportunity to include multimedia materials such as sound, video, and animation and incorporates a commentary function to allow readers to respond to published articles.
Bull, G., Sprague, D. & Bell, L. (2001). Editorial: Academic Communities and the Nature of Academic Discourse. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 9(4),. Norfolk, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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