Mapping the digital practices of teacher educators: implications for teacher education in changing digital landscapes

David Jones, Peter R. Albion, Amanda Heffernan

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Almost 40 years since the first personal computers appeared in classrooms Education is still awaiting transformation on the scale experienced in other parts of society. The replacement of digital immigrant teachers by a younger generation of digital natives has not made the anticipated difference. That metaphor is discredited and new perspectives are needed. In this paper the
metaphor of digital visitors and residents is adapted to support examination and mapping of the digital practices of teacher educators according to the traces they leave in the digital landscape and levels of modification to tools as supplied. Questions are asked about the degree to which teachers and teacher educators need to modify tools or create their own in order to better adapt ICT in support of learning and teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
EditorsGregory Chamblee, Lee Langub
Place of PublicationWaynesville NC USA
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781939797216
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2016 - Savannah, United States of America
Duration: 21 Mar 201625 Mar 2016
Conference number: 27th (Proceedings)


ConferenceSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleSITE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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