The Teacher as Designer of Instructional Technology: Summarizing over 10 years of teacher education to use technology
Thursday, March 10 10:45 AM-11:15 AM
Presider:Lee Langub, Kennesaw State University, United States
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.