Elearning and initial teacher education programs: insights from the teaching teachers for the future project

Finger, Glenn and Jamieson-Proctor, Romina and Grimbeek, Peter (2013) Elearning and initial teacher education programs: insights from the teaching teachers for the future project. In: 18th Annual World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN 2013), 21-24 Oct 2013, Las Vegas, NV. United States.

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This paper argues that initial teacher education programs (ITE) which build the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) (Mishra & Koehler 2006) confidence and capabilities of future teachers is critical in enabling effective design and implementation of eLearning for school students. Insights are provided through drawing upon selected research and evaluation findings from the Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) Project involving all HEIs which provide ITE programs in Australia. The TTF Project, a 15 month long, $8 million project was funded by the Australian Government's ICT Innovation Fund and aimed to develop the ICT capabilities of future teachers. Findings from the TTF Project indicate that the TPACK conceptualisation used to guide the project, and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership's ICT Elaborations for Graduate Teacher Standards (AITSL 2011a) can inform the design of ITE programs in preparing future teachers for using ICT to support teaching and to support student learning.

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Additional Information: Copyright ©2013 by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, with- out the prior written permission of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 02:13
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 04:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: TPACK; e-learning; teacher education; Teaching Teachers for the Future; TTF
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24311

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