Title

Engaging preservice teachers in professional development about iPads

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2016

Department

Curriculum & Instruction

Abstract

The iEducate mini-conference was a professional development approach used in a college of education that has a one to one iPad initiative. Students were strongly encouraged to attend workshops on effective iPad integration strategies for the classroom during a one-week period. A total of 87 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members participated and two-thirds indicated they would participate in similar events in the future. Participants indicated that opportunities to share their knowledge and collaborate with peers to explore new applications and integration strategies, connect new knowledge and skills to K12 classroom practice, and talk to K12 students about their vision for technology integration were beneficial outcomes of the experience. Discussion of the structure and management of the event, student feedback and plans for future implementations are provided.

DOI

10.4018/IJMBL.2016040103

First Page

35

Last Page

43

Publication Title

International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning

Comments

At the time of publication, Theresa A. Cullen was affiliated with University of Oklahoma.

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