Share Paper: Effective Professional Development Influences Faculty and Preservice Teachers' Technological Literacy

  1. Judith Bazler, Monmouth University, United States
  2. Terri Rothman, Monmouth University, United States
Thursday, March 10 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Oaklands

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to describe the impact of faculty participation in a working group whose focus was to develop and implement best practice in hybrid learning. Two faculty introduced wikis in three preservice classes, with the focus on collaboration. Student survey data indicate that the majority of students prefer on-line collaboration (using wikis) to other types of group projects. Students also report higher levels of engagement in learning, an increase in technological skills, and the intention to use the wiki in their future teaching. Effective professional development/mentoring components necessary for positive faculty growth in pedagogical practices are ...