Developing Technology-Rich Teacher Education Programs: Key Issues

Developing Technology-Rich Teacher Education Programs: Key Issues

Drew Polly
Clif Mims
Kay A. Persichitte

Description

Georgia Southern faculty members Stephanie A. Jones, Lucy Santos Green, Charles B. Hodges, and Elizabeth Downs co-authored "Supplementing the Learning Management System: Using Web 2.0 for Collaboration, Communication, and Productivity in the Preparation of School Technology Leaders" in the publication Developing Technology-Rich Teacher Education Programs: Key Issues.

Chapter Summary: This chapter describes how and why Web 2.0 tools are being used in a completely online M.Ed. program in Instructional Technology. Examples of specific tools and their implementation are provided along with the theoretical or pragmatic bases for their use. McGee and Diaz’s (2007) categories for Web 2.0 tools, documentative, communicative, generative, interactive, and collaborative, are used to structure the examples. A description of the evolution of the M.Ed. program and reasons for supplementing learning management systems with Web 2.0 tools establishes the context of the discussion.