Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Integration by Teacher Educators in Israeli Colleges of Education: the Current State of Affairs, 2008-2009
Friday, July 1 10:00-10:30 AM Location: Amphitheater 3 - Faculty of Letters Building
Abstract: This study examines the current state of ICT integration by faculty members in Israeli Colleges of Education using combined quantitative and qualitative research methods. Findings reflect significant progress in ICT implementation in teaching by faculty in comparison to the previous decade: what was perceived then as innovative -using Office tools, online resources and e-mail - is now routine practice. Most faculty members implement these basic ICT uses. However, only few use technology to bring about change in their teaching methods. Most important goals in the current situation are: (a) further expanding faculty involvement in ICT integration in teaching and (b) developing innovative pedagogical approaches best suited to respond to the demands of the Information Era.