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Experiences of a Faculty-Driven iPad Integration Initiative in Teacher Education
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, , University of Minnesota, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper explores the experiences of faculty members in a teacher education program at a community college during a faculty-led initiative aimed at integrating tablet devices into the classroom. After iPads had been purchased for faculty members, interviews with participants revealed multiple intrinsic barriers faced by faculty, and a strong desire for various levels of support when integrating a new technology into their teaching. This paper offers a unique perspective from a ground-up technology integration approach, as opposed to the typical top-down or administrative-driven decisions that are more common in technology integration literature. The paper identifies common challenges for faculty to consider during a ground-up initiative, and demonstrates how a thoughtful system of support can help address barriers and improve the experience of technology integration in higher education.

Citation

Andzenge, S.T. & North, S.F. (2013). Experiences of a Faculty-Driven iPad Integration Initiative in Teacher Education. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1616-1622). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 25, 2019 from .

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