How can technology make this work? Preservice teachers, off-campus learning and digital portfolios

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Moran, Wendy, Vozzo, Les, Reid, Jo-Anne, Pietsch, Marilyn and Hatton, Caroline. (2013) How can technology make this work? Preservice teachers, off-campus learning and digital portfolios. Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 38(5), pp. 116 - 130. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2013v38n5.9
AuthorsMoran, Wendy, Vozzo, Les, Reid, Jo-Anne, Pietsch, Marilyn and Hatton, Caroline
Abstract

Utilising appropriate Information Communication Technologies (ICT) as instructional tools in teacher education can be a challenging yet worthwhile endeavour. This paper reports the difficulties and benefits of a recent inter-university project requiring preservice primary teachers to construct professional digital portfolios using the support of ICT. Challenges with regard to communication and learning were numerous as 34 preservice teachers (PSTs) from three universities in NSW (situated in country towns, and in Sydney) worked together as a collaborative learning community. Meeting regularly face-to-face during the 12-month process was not always possible and so ICT resources were employed to facilitate instruction and communication. An action research methodology generated a data set of surveys, observational field notes, and student assessment artefacts. We share the findings in this paper so that others may learn from our experiences in using free access software and commonplace hardware when constructing digital portfolios with students who are some distance from campus.

Year2013
JournalAustralian Journal of Teacher Education
Journal citation38 (5), pp. 116 - 130
PublisherEdith Cowan University
ISSN1835-517X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2013v38n5.9
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84878418748
Web address (URL)http://ezproxy.acu.edu.au/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2013v38n5.9
Open accessOpen access
Page range116 - 130
Research GroupSchool of Education
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Place of publicationAustralia
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