Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Supporting teachers' integration of technology with e-learning
by Fitzgerald, Andrew T., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 109; 1603340
Abstract (Summary)

Teachers need training to integrate technology into classroom curriculum, activities, and pedagogy. The adoption of the Common Core State Standards and statewide computer based assessments, coupled with technology’s rapid rate of innovation and change, has only increased the need to help support teachers’ development of these necessary skills. The purpose of this project was to create an online-based e-learning professional development training module for teachers to develop their technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) and skills. The design of the training module incorporated e-learning design principles, adult learning principles, and current research on developing teachers’ TPACK. To provide feedback on the design, teachers from two middle schools in Southern California were invited to use the training module, and were surveyed regarding their experiences. Results of the survey indicate participants gained knowledge and skills for using their school computer lab, integrating technology into their classroom instruction, and overall, were pleased with the e-learning training module.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Adams, Stephen
Commitee: Chandrasekhar, Vanitha, Farmer, Lesley
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Adult education, Teacher education, Educational technology
Keywords: Andragogy, Computer based instruction, E-learning, Educational technology, Teacher education, Tpack
Publication Number: 1603340
ISBN: 978-1-339-21497-9
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