(Re)Imagining an Undergraduate Integrating Technology with Teaching Course

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The purpose of this article is to provide information from a research study that looked at the (re)imagining of a learning technologies course, Integrating Technology with Teaching (ITT). The course was (re)imagined to meet the needs of students who will be preservice and future teachers. Course design for the (re)imagined course was based on 1) current literature related to TPACK, ISTE Standards and current issues in classroom technology integration and 2) a design framework including ADDIE principles and blended learning. The study was conducted during Spring 2018 in a face-to-face (F2) version of the ITT course at a Southwestern university in the US. Evaluation and feedback were collected from twenty-two students who completed the course. In addition to providing study findings, the article concludes with recommendations for the next course iteration and faculty members interested in (re)imagining learning technology courses.

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Appendix 1: Course Map

Table 1 ITT Course map

Appendix 2: Authors’ Biographical Information

Dr. Julia Parra is an assistant professor at New Mexico State University in the College of Education. She is the director for NMSU’s Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate Program and is the coordinator for the Learning Design & Technology programs. Dr. Parra’s teaching and research interests include the interactions between learning design, technology, innovation and culturally relevant teaching in the context of TPACK, online/blended learning, emerging technologies and social media. For more about Julia, see her website at http://juliaparra.com.

Carolyn Raynor, M.A., is a doctoral student at New Mexico State University concentrating in Learning Design and Technology and Online Teaching and Learning. She teaches courses in Sociology and Learning Design and Technology. Her research interests include society and technology, integrating technology into preservice teaching, addressing conceptual gaps, innovation, emerging technology and online/blended teaching and learning. Connect with Carolyn through LinkedIn (/in/carrietrussell) or by email at ctrussel@nmsu.edu.

Dr. Azadeh Osanloo, Ph.D., M.P.A., is currently an Associate Professor and the Stan Fulton Endowed Chair for the Improvement of Border and Rural Schools at New Mexico State University. Her research agenda focuses on issues of educational equity; educational leadership and policy; the philosophical foundations of education; diversity, multiculturalism and human rights; bullying interventions; and social justice. Her interconnected lines of inquiry are underscored by four co-edited books and over 30 publications which cover the topics of urban school leadership, diversity-based bullying interventions, student and parent perceptions of bullying and international and national social justice work. In addition, she works to increase marginalized student representation in the STEM fields via school-community garden projects with K-12 students in low-income/under-resourced areas. She is a 2015 recipient of the American Graduate Champion Award – an award bestowed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Connect with Dr. Osanloo at azadeh@nmsu.edu.

Dr. Rene O. Guillaume is an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University in the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration, where he teaches dynamic educational leaders for a diverse society to serve as catalysts in creating socially-just educational systems. His research interests include social justice issues in education; racial and ethnic identity development; and faculty teaching, life and culture. Connect with Dr. Guillaume at reneog@nmsu.edu.

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Parra, J., Raynor, C., Osanloo, A. et al. (Re)Imagining an Undergraduate Integrating Technology with Teaching Course. TechTrends 63, 68–78 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-018-0362-x

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Keywords

  • ADDIE
  • Blended learning
  • Educational technology
  • Learning design
  • Preservice teachers
  • TPACK