Methodologies for Assessing the Integration of Technology in Teacher Education
Wednesday, March 22 2:45 PM-3:05 PM Location: Florida Keys
Presider: Fida Atallah, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Abstract: Although educational researchers and evaluators have their favorite useful tools for collecting valid and reliable assessments, this paper presents four methodologies that were recently adapted to assess the integration of technology in the teacher education courses at a large regional state university. The four methodologies are (1) ISTE standards-based structured interviews with faculty, (2) ISTE standards-based content analysis of electronic syllabi, (3) Group Support System (GSS) and (4) paper-and-pencil surveys of candidates completing student teaching. Validity, reliability and data collection comparisons of the four methods are included. In each instance presented, a census of the population, rather than a sample, was used to draw conclusions.