Int. J. of Learning Technology   »   2012 Vol.7, No.2

 

 

Title: Integrating a case library with blogs for lesson planning activities

 

Authors: Wu He; Shaoan Zhang; Neal Strudler; Tawnya Means

 

Addresses:
Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences, College of Business and Public Administration, Old Dominion University, Constant Hall 2022, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA.
Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, University of Nevada, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 3005, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-3005, USA.
Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, University of Nevada, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 3005, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-3005, USA.
Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida, 115 Bryan Hall, P.O. Box 117158, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

 

Abstract: This study explored how combining a case library with blogs can help pre-service teachers plan a lesson with technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). This study was conducted in a secondary general methods course in autumn 2008. The participants included 34 secondary teacher candidates in an urban teacher education programme at a south western state university. Findings of the study indicated that: a) teacher candidates developed TPACK; b) teacher candidates valued the KITE library as a source for TPACK application; c) blogging created a positive social collaboration community, but was not so evidently effective in the integration of technology in lesson planning. Meanwhile, the results showed that there was a gap between teacher understandings of the importance of technology integration and their use of technology in lesson planning. Findings generated discussion about the conceptualisation of TPACK and technology integration in teacher education.

 

Keywords: teacher candidates; technology integration; technological pedagogical content knowledge; TPACK; revised Bloom's taxonomy; lesson planning; case libraries; blogs; weblogs; secondary education; teacher education; teacher training; blogging; social collaboration.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2012.047979

 

Int. J. of Learning Technology, 2012 Vol.7, No.2, pp.133 - 153

 

Available online: 16 Jul 2012

 

 

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