Connecting University Early Childhood & Family Educators’ Democratic Innovation Experiences with Student iPads to Pedagogical and Cultural Shifts
Tuesday, June 28 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Location: Junior Ballroom B
Presider: Douglass Scott, Waseda University, Japan
Abstract: Innovation in education is concomitant to various obstacles that can impact the fidelity of implementation, but research is finding promise in more democratic processes of change in instructional practices using tablet technologies. Fidelity refers to an alignment of purposefully designed implementations and how that innovation is actualized. Where this is failing is in the lacking contextualization of the innovation for diverse populations of educators, with varying needs, goals, and skill levels. As a result of this growing gap between net gen students and digital immigrant educators, a shift in the paradigm of mobile technology implementation and professional development in the school setting is taking place.