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A Linked Learning Community: Connecting the Introductory Educational Technology Course and the Diversity Course for Preservice Education
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, University of North Florida, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Teacher education programs are required by their accreditation agencies to include teaching methods to assist students with special needs and to effectively integrate technology into teaching. Because of the large and increasing number of special needs students and students who are second language learners, assistive educational technology is growing in importance A pilot program connected instructional technology into the teacher education program in a new way. It involved a linked learning community of students enrolled in an instructional technology course and a course in teaching diverse populations united under the theme of learning in a diverse and technological world. The learning community project involved a group of students immersed in education in the changing world. Discussion and assignments built on the theme, preparing students to be leaders in their teacher education program and their profession.

Citation

Cavanaugh, C. (2003). A Linked Learning Community: Connecting the Introductory Educational Technology Course and the Diversity Course for Preservice Education. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3190-3195). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 15, 2019 from .

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