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Exploring Educational Technology to Support Learning Challenges in an Education Library Alternative Practicum
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, Queen's University, Canada

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Pre-service teaching programs are expected to include opportunities for learning about how new technologies support learning in the classroom. There are many possibilities for introducing technology, whether it is modelled by instructors in curriculum classes, provided in separate hands-on ICT workshops, or even offered as a stand-alone course. However, exploring new software is time consuming and basic training doesn’t necessarily equip teacher candidates with the professional development they need to design technology-based solutions to real learning challenges that are observed in the classroom. An Ontario Faculty of Education Library supplements technology-specific workshops by hosting a three-week alternative practicum where students support one another in their exploration of educational technologies.

Citation

Laverty, C. (2015). Exploring Educational Technology to Support Learning Challenges in an Education Library Alternative Practicum. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2444-2448). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 29, 2020 from .

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