What If We Teach Integration, Not “Computers”?
Elizabeth M. Willis, University of New Mexico
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
CIMTE 365, Microcomputers in the Classroom, is required of students seeking teacher certification for the College of Education at the University of New Mexico. It was designed to present computer technology in a problem-solving, interdisciplinary environment which focuses on the integration of traditional content, making sense of experience, and a wide range knowledge, with computer technology as a vehicle for emphasizing learning processes (Norton, 1992). The purpose of this course is to aid preservice educators in developing a vision of the potential computer technology offers for impacting teacher roles, student-teacher relations, curricular content and the learning environment. This study took place during the Fall 1994 semester and it examined the effects the technology experience had on the attitudes, intended uses, and perceived effectives for classroom use of the student participants.
Willis, E.M. (1995). What If We Teach Integration, Not “Computers”?. In J. Willis, B. Robin & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1995--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 331-334). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).