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Activity Theory Framework for Implementation of a Laptop Initiative in Teacher Education
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, Learning Technology Center, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

In the fall of 2002, the University of Texas at Austin College of Education initiated a requirement for all teacher education students entering the professional development course sequence to acquire a prescribed laptop computer and software for use throughout their academic preparation and field experiences. The faculty and clinical supervisors were equipped with the same computer platform and software. During the past 5 years the laptop initiative has helped to transform all aspects of the teacher preparation program. The presentation describes the ways Activity Theory may provide a useful framework for understanding the complex interactions and issues in the implementation of a laptop initiative in teacher education.

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Resta, P. (2008). Activity Theory Framework for Implementation of a Laptop Initiative in Teacher Education. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2203-2209). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 24, 2019 from .

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