IADIS 2011 selected topic today elearning- training teachers to integrate tech


NOTE; Theese are my conference notes. Conference proceedings are the only validated source.www.iadis.org

Introduction: How to, no longer IF we should integrate…


20 school districts, 16 public and 4 non-public, government founded project, 8 teachers per high school involved.

1. Online courses: 10-14 were available to each teacher.

2. Pair- Modelling :”outsider” trainer coming in for 7 days

3. Project groups of teachers would have a $5000 mini pot to selected technology of their own choice

Data collection:
Teacher survey-Archival Usage (data stored of use)- Interviews & Site visits- Trainer survey

Thoroughly crosschecking was done by triangulate surveys and interviews’ and data use.


  1. Online courses PD Approach, -provided by project partner (external).
    1. Low use by teachers

i.      Yr 1- 33%, Yr 2- 7% of teachers participated in at least one online course

ii.      However those who did found it valuable and informative

iii.      Why not?: Time, irrelevant course topic etc..

  1. Lots of funds not spent. Govt’ expected this to be the most important tool/approach. They were wrong!
  2. Pair-Modelling PD Approach
    1. Yr 1. All 20 buildings completed all 7 day trainer assistance. Yr 2 poor.

i.      Challenge was scheduling/ finding time

  1. Three chosen technologies and teachers had no say. example- Moodle: was not seen as relevant. Elluminate (video conf.) had technical and usability problems
  2. Project groups- CMP
    1. All buildings in Yr 1 and 2 completed with a variety from IPAD to own video conferencing tools (that even cost more than $5000)
    2. Report unique and successful

i.      Challenge: MANY! But teachers didn’t abandon technology like with Elluminate, they chose to work to address the challanges

ii.      Teachers reflexions revealed they might have chosen other technologies if given new chance


–          CMP Unique successful approach for training teachers to integrate technology into the classroom

–          Focus on giving teachers autonomy

–          Provide framework for teachers to select, criticise and reflect on integration

Discoussion after the presentation:

–          This is in line with theory of learning.

–          Culture of organization will affect success of such initiative.

–          Typically funding and decision on technology goes to higher level in the organization.

–          8 is a small number of teachers on buildings with 2000 students.


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