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Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

April 2006 Volume 14, Number 2

Editors

Richard E. Ferdig

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. Field Experience in Distance Delivered Initial Teacher Education Programmes

    Mary Simpson, Department of Social and Policy Studies, Massey University, New Zealand

    Field experience is a core element in an initial or preservice teacher education programme. It allows students to enact and reflect on their developing philosophies of teaching and is the "testing ... More

    pp. 241-254

  2. Relationships Between Teacher Education Students’ Epistemological Beliefs and Their Learning Outcomes in a Case-Based Hypermedia Learning Environment

    Hsinyi Peng, Graduate Institute of Education and Center for Teacher Education, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan; Gail Fitzgerald, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States

    Personal epistemological beliefs, what individuals believe about the nature of knowledge, have been known to influence many aspects of learning. This study examines the relationships between the... More

    pp. 255-285

  3. From Virtual Strangers to a Cohesive Learning Community: The Evolution of Online Group Development in a Professional Development Course

    Shelley Waltonen-Moore, Denise Stuart, Evangeline Newton, Ruth Oswald & Evangeline Varonis, The University of Akron, United States

    Instructors who teach in online learning environments have the unique opportunity to enhance the interaction of their students through an online threaded discussion board. With effective planning... More

    pp. 287-311

  4. Project MERLOT: Bringing Peer Review to Web-Based Educational Resources

    Ralph Cafolla, Florida Atlantic University, United States

    The unprecedented growth of the World Wide Web has resulted in a profusion of educational resources. The challenge for faculty is finding these resources and integrating them into their... More

    pp. 313-323

  5. Content Area Specific Technology Integration: A Model For Educating Teachers

    Sara Dexter, University of Virginia, United States; Aaron H. Doering & Eric Riedel, University of Minnesota, United States

    In this article we present a model of content-area specific technology preparation. This approach was premised on the fact that even if preservice teachers know how to operate technology, they... More

    pp. 325-345

  6. Rural Creativity: A Study of District Mandated Online Professional Development

    Jennifer Summerville, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, United States; Cynthia Steve Johnson, Jefferson County North School District USD 339, United States

    In the spring of 2002, a rural school district in the Midwest implemented an online staff development program. As a part of this program, every educator at the middle and secondary education... More

    pp. 347-361

  7. The Impact of Ubiquitous Computing in the Internet Age: How Middle School Teachers Integrated Wireless Laptops in the Initial Stages of Implementation

    Kathleen Burns, MacMurray College, United States; Joseph Polman, University of Missouri - St. Louis, United States

    This study investigated teacher experiences that emerged as a result of the introduction of wireless technology that placed personal laptops in the hands of every student in their classrooms. ... More

    pp. 363-385

  8. Students’ Self-Confidence and Learning Through Dialogues in a Net-Based Environment

    Anders Jakobsson, Malmö University, Sweden

    The study describes the factors that render possible and restrain students' learning when they try to develop new knowledge through collaboration in a net-based learning environment. The... More

    pp. 387-405

  9. Enhancing Collaboration and Skill Acquisition Through the Use of Technology

    Tara Jeffs, East Carolina University, United States; Savilla Banister, Bowling Green State University, United States

    The research study presented here was conducted by two educational technology faculty members, one from special education and the other from general education, and their respective undergraduate... More

    pp. 407-433