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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

June 2008 Volume 8, Number 2

Editors

Glen L. Bull; Lynn Bell; Chrystalla Mouza

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Connecting Informal and Formal Learning Experiences in the Age of Participatory Media

    Glen Bull, University of Virginia, United States; Ann Thompson, Iowa State University, United States; Mike Searson, Kean University, United States; Joe Garofalo, University of Virginia, United States; John Park, Carl Young & John Lee, North Carolina State University, United States

    The renaissance stimulated by the World Wide Web is generating multiple formats and channels of communication and creativity. These include blogs, wikis, instant messaging, and texting in the realm... More

    pp. 100-107

  2. Observing Technology Enhanced Literacy Learning

    Cory Cooper Hansen, Arizona State University, United States

    Developmental concerns challenge technology use with young learners; however, critical areas of literacy have increased when technology is available. This study was designed to measure when and... More

    pp. 108-121

  3. Educating for Citizenship in Digital and Synthetic Worlds: Privacy, Protection, and Participation

    Phillip VanFossen, Purdue University, United States; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, United States

    Young people today consume large amounts of information through various media outlets and simultaneously create and distribute their own messages via information and communication technologies and ... More

    pp. 122-124

  4. Are We Preparing Young People for 21st-Century Citizenship With 20th-Century Thinking? Building a Case for a Virtual Laboratory of Democracy

    Joseph O’Brien, University of Kansas, United States

    “We need a clear citizens’ vision of the way the Net ought to grow, a firm idea of the kind of media environment we would like to see in the future. If we do not develop such a vision for... More

    pp. 125-157

  5. Blended Learning in Teacher Education: An Investigation Across Media

    Gillian Lord, University of Florida, United States; Lara Lomicka, University of South Carolina, United States

    The development of community in educational settings is now recognized as a social and collaborative process that is an integral part of learning. As classrooms and communities extend beyond the... More

    pp. 158-174

  6. Evaluating alignment of technology and primary source use within a history classroom

    Kathleen Swan, University of Kentucky, United States; David Locascio, Longwood University, United States

    Many researchers in the social studies have supported the use of primary sources in history classrooms as a support for historical inquiry. Although primary sources have become accessible via the ... More

    pp. 175-186