The Teacher as Designer of Instructional Technology: Summarizing over 10 years of teacher education to use technology

ID: 32077 Type: Full Paper
  1. David Whittier, Boston University School of Education, United States

Thursday, March 10 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Location: Evergreen

Presider: Lee Langub, Kennesaw State University, United States

Abstract: The Teacher as Designer of Instructional Technology (TDIT) program focuses on improving teachers’ knowledge of technology and curriculum integration and common teaching practices. Delivered in the first year of a four-year undergraduate education program, previous findings showed a Cohen d effect size of 1.85 (p<0.001, n=228) on knowledge of technology and curriculum integration (Whittier, 2009). Use of the same survey instrument and consistent program organization allows combining findings over an 11-year period. Two paired t-tests showed significant differences (p<0.001, n=552) between the pre- and post-test. Preservice teachers reported increased knowledge of technology and curriculum integration competencies with a Cohen d effect size of 1.97(t/vn) and increased knowledge of common teaching practices with a Cohen d effect size of 1.73(t/vn). Additional study of graduating seniors (n=69) who completed student teaching found a 28% decline in knowledge of technology and curriculum.

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