Faculty training University Technology program (pt3) Adult education
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Lara Ros,Sonia and Whittier, David.“Preparing tomorrow’s teachers to use technology (PT3) at Boston university through faculty development” . ESE. Estudios sobre educación. 2003, Nº 5, PÁG.47-60
Boston University School of Education received a grant for
Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to use Technology from U.S.
Department of Education. The project focused on faculty development
in learning the Web and digital tools and reflecting
on technology’s value for teacher preparation. Qualitative
data showed gains in understanding and using technology
but little radically new pedagogy. Trained educational
technologists facilitated faculty learning and production.
Recommendations include: learn by doing; provide “just in time”
expert help; focus on the pedagogical advantages of technology,
not on technology itself, and use formative evaluation
to guide planning. The project proposes to sustain faculty’s
new skills in developing a web-based curriculum.