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Faculty Perceptions of the Usefulness of Integrating Graduate Student-Created Resources into Teacher Preparation Coursework

  • Jacqueline RileyEmail author
  • Laura Isbell
Original Paper


The purpose of this study was to examine how faculty in the department of Curriculum and Instruction at one university perceived the usefulness of a website which contained ELL (English language learner) teaching resources (e.g., videos, lesson plans, handouts) created by graduate students. The website was created as part of a graduate level course which positioned students as contributors to the growing body of resources available to educators at both the university and K-12 level. The faculty members reviewed the webpage and provided survey feedback indicating whether or not they felt that the resources should be shared with the pre-service and in-service teachers they taught, and if so, how the resources may be utilized. The survey responses indicated nearly all faculty members felt they would be somewhat likely or very likely to share the website with the educators they taught and offered a variety of ideas of how they may integrate the resources into their courses.


Higher education Teacher preparation Online learning Technology 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

Conflict of Interest

Author Jacqueline Riley declares that she has no conflict of interest. Author Laura Isbell declares that she has no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Texas A&M University-CommerceCommerceUSA

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