Evaluating Technology in Teacher Education: Lessons from the Preparing Tomorrow's Teacher's for Technology (PT3) Program by Walt HeineckeEvaluating Technology in Teacher Education: Lessons from the Preparing Tomorrow's Teacher's for Technology (PT3) Program by Walt Heinecke

Evaluating Technology in Teacher Education: Lessons from the Preparing Tomorrow's Teacher's for…

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Overall we come away from this project with a renewed sense of the complexity of evaluating the implementation and impact of technology in teacher education. In the post-PT3 period the federal government turned to large-scale experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations of educational technology but these have produced little in the way of understanding what types of technology work in various content areas under various conditions. PT3 and its approach to evaluation can be viewed as the pioneering period of educational technology evaluation in teacher education. It was a time when evaluators were just beginning to develop appropriate standards that could be used as evaluation criteria. It was a time when the accumulated wisdom of the evaluation field with regards to the primacy of mixed methods and multiple indicators of outcomes was just beginning to take hold. PT3 evaluators understood the importance of treading the line between summative and formative evaluation, and the relationship of evaluation to the improvement of educational practice. In a world where the policymakers now clamor for simple quantitative evaluations linking teacher preparation to pupil achievement scores, we are reminded that the causal chain from teacher preparation to in-service performance and student achievement is fraught with externalities, complexities and a less than equal playing field.
Title:Evaluating Technology in Teacher Education: Lessons from the Preparing Tomorrow's Teacher's for…Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.34 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 2010Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

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