Trends and Issues in Instructional Technology and School Library Media Educator Preparation Programs: A Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, March 24 1:45 PM-2:45 PM Location: Harborside Center
Presider: Chia Jung Yeh, East Carolina University, United States
Abstract: Educational preparation programs at colleges and universities must evolve constantly to meet industry, student, and technological demands. Two fields of study that have seen remarkable change since their inception include Instructional (Educational) Technology and School Library Media. Although two separate programs of study (and in some states, fields of certification), these interest groups often overlap in regards to topics and candidate pools. Participants at this roundtable will discuss trends, issues, and opportunities for these fields. Topics will include ideal educator preparation program components; what students hope to obtain from these degrees; and the future of these professions, all while referring to current research in the field. Teachers, professors, graduate students, college administrators, policy makers, and any other interested parties are welcome to attend and provide input.