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PREPARING PRESERVICE TEACHERS TO MEET THE ISTE NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS: A CASE STUDY OF AN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY CLASS

by DEAN, CAROL MAE

Abstract (Summary)
This was a case study that focused on the teacher of one instructional technology class; the class itself, the students and their perceptions of preparedness to meet the ISTE Standards for teachers and technology. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected. This research study provided insights into the curriculum design and instructional techniques needed to help preservice teachers gain the skills and knowledge to use computers as instructional tools. The theoretical foundation of this research study was based on literature related to standards; teacher education and instructional technology, and the theory of constructivist learning. The results of this study indicated that: 1) The instructional technology class played a critical role in preparing these preservice teachers to meet the ISTE Standards. All of the standards were covered, but not in the same depth; 2) The students' perceptions of their preparedness to implement the standards did increase; 3) The students rated themselves higher in their preparedness to meet those standards the professor emphasized in class (Standards, I, II, III); 4) The use of selectivity in standards, teachable moments; threaded discussions, asking critical thinking questions about computer technology and classroom use; modeling techniques, and hands-on opportunities for students to work with the technology, helped them become better prepared to meet the ISTE Standards; and 5) The professor's pedagogy of direct instruction and focus on constructivist learning activities combined with a variety of instructional techniques assisted students in developing skills and knowledge to use instructional technology effectively in the classrooms.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:instructional technology and preservice teacher training standards critical thinking questions

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Date of Publication:01/01/2001

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