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Designing for disruption: Remodelling a blended course in technology in (language) teacher education

Hoven, Debra L. (2006) Designing for disruption: Remodelling a blended course in technology in (language) teacher education. In Makauskaite, Lina, Goodyear, Peter, & Reimann, Peter (Eds.) Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2006: Whose learning? Whose technology?, 3-6th December 2006, Sydney, Australia.

Abstract

This study employs a case study model to documenting the evolution over three semesters of a Masters course in technology and language learning for in-service teachers using a social constructivist pedagogical approach (Felix, 2002) within an ecological framework, from completely face-to-face (f2f) to predominantly online. The focus is on teachers' acceptance of change in the form of integration of technology into firstly their learning and secondly their teaching, as well as their adaptability to self-managing their learning. The design of the modified course took an experiential modelling approach in which all of the tools and processes that were taught in the course were modelled and experienced by students (teachers) during the semester. These tools include reflective and social computing tools such as chat, blogs, wikis and e-portfolios, as well as lesson and task templating software such as Swarthmore Makers, Hot Potatoes, and WebQuests, and webpage creation software such as Dreamweaver. Based on grounded research methods, techinques such as surveys, problem-based focus groups and short answer responses were used to ascertain the values of the changes. The information collected from these instruments is presented and compared to the reflective pieces produced by students in their blogs, and the projects they created.

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ID Code: 7654
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: For more information or for a copy of the article see the URL above or contact the author at d.hoven@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Teacher education, social technologies, social constructivism, ecological pedagogy, chaos/complexity theory, disruptive technologies, learner, shaped course design, e, Learning 2, 0, social networking software, learning, centred design, HERN
ISBN: 1-920898-47-6, 978-1-920898-47-2 Web
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400) > Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > English as a Second Language (200303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Technical Further and Workplace Education (130108)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright Sydney University 2006
Deposited On: 15 May 2007
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:42

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