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Ict at the university of alberta faculty of education

ICT at the University of AlbertaFaculty of Education

JoAnne Davies

Technology PD Facilitator

http://www.education.ualberta.ca/


Ict in faculties of education

ICT in Faculties of Education

Integrating technology is a common concern to us all:

Lagrange, A., & Foulkes, E., Eds. (2004). Emergent Framework for ICT Integration within Faculties of Education in Canada. Summary of a report prepared for Industry Canada on behalf of Canadian Association of Deans of Education (CADE) & L’Association francophone des doyennes et des doyens, des directrices et des directeurs d’education du Canada (AFDÉC).

Available online:

http://www.educ.ucalgary.ca/cade/post/emframework%20_2004.pdf

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Why integrate technology

Why Integrate Technology?

  • Used appropriately, technology has the potential to increase the quality, efficiency and accessibility of our programs.

  • A critical piece in our mission as a post-secondary institution where research and professional preparation (of teachers, librarians, counselors) take place.

(From Faculty Technology Plan)

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Vision statement

Vision Statement

Technology is an integral part of the teaching and learning process, research and administration … part of the everyday practice of how students learn, how faculty members teach, do research and communicate with the field, and how administrative services facilitate activities within the Faculty.

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Essential conditions

Essential Conditions

  • Shared Vision – support throughout the system

  • Leadership - proactive

  • Access – modern infrastructure

  • Technical Support

  • Professional Development

  • Modeling by Skilled Educators

  • Curriculum – enhanced with technology

  • Student-Centered Teaching

  • Assessment – Evaluation of effectiveness of technology

  • School partnerships - field experiences where technology integration is modeled

  • Support Policies – gov’tteacher certification, curriculum, faculty provided with resources, part of annual report

(Based on ISTE Essential Conditions for Teacher Preparation

ATACC a member of ISTE; www.iste.org)

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Who s driving whose vision

Society

Who’s Driving? Whose Vision?

University

Dean

Faculty Council

Tech Council

Community

Professional

Organizations

Shared

Vision

Government

Ed. Students

Instructors

Researchers

Small Cohorts

Research

Schools

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Leadership

Leadership

Support and direction from:

  • University central admin

  • Dean of Education

  • Faculty Technology Council: reps from across faculty; Tech Integration Plan; monitor and evaluate effectiveness of technology integration initiatives

  • Departments and units within the faculty

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Access technology infrastructure

Access / Technology Infrastructure

Facilities provided by University central in Education Building:

  • Public computer labs (3 Win XP, 1 Mac OS X)

  • Library: lab (Win/Mac), instructional services, electronic resources

  • 6 Smart classrooms (60 – 220 seats)

  • WebCT Vista (web-based course mgmt system)

  • Networks, email, Mailman, website content system, user storage, security, much more

  • Admin systems: staff and students

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Ict at the university of alberta faculty of education

JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education


Smart classrooms

Smart Classrooms

Touch control panel,computer, Internet access, data projector, sound system, VCR, wireless microphone, document camera, electric screen, laserdisc player, overhead projector, 35mm slide projector

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Webct vista

WebCT Vista

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http://www.ualberta.ca/WEBCT/education/

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http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/mes/

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Faculty of education additional facilities

Faculty of Education Additional Facilities

  • Wired networks in every room

  • Wireless access points in selected areas(e.g. student lounges, library)

  • Department-specific computer labs(e.g. Elem/Sec Math lab; 15 stations)

  • Private workrooms for staff/grad student use (e.g. video editing, qualitative analysis, Noldus Observer)

  • Services area: consultation , computer & a/v equipment loans, colour photocopying/printing

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Mobile labs

Mobile Labs

Laptops in carts that can be brought into all of our classrooms; total of 70 Mac iBooks, 6 PowerBooks with DVD burners, & 24 Toshiba Tablet PCs; includes printer, projector, & any options below (capacity to do 3-4 customized carts at a time):

  • Vernier science probeware (temperature, conductivity, motion, pH, EKG, etc.) & digital microscope

  • Lego robotics

  • Digital video or still cameras

  • Large external hard drives

  • Scanner

  • MIDI music keyboard

  • Smart Sympodium (small portable lectern)

  • Webcam (Apple iSight, Logitech QuickCam Orbit)

IMPORTANT service: TA transports cart and supports in class

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Ict at the university of alberta faculty of education

JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education


Ict at the university of alberta faculty of education

JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education


Ict at the university of alberta faculty of education

JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education


Technical support

Technical Support

  • Large central campus unit (Computing & Network Services – CNS) supports all the campus-wide services (email, WebCT, basic network feeds, etc.)

  • Division of Technology in Education: 14 non-academic staff provide more local technical support (networks, hardware repairs, supervise labs, desktop support, advise/approve all technology capital expenditures

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Professional development

Professional Development

  • 2 full-time academics (have taught and done research in Education faculty)

  • Pool of part-time TAs (undergrad & grad)

  • Act as catalysts for many initiatives; discuss ideas/provide ongoing assistance to faculty 1-to-1 or in small cohorts on a "just-in-time, need-to-know" basis.

  • Provide service to faculty members, sessional instructors, grad students, admin staff, run workshops for pre-service teachers

  • Provide input at tech council and other advisory groups in the faculty.

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B ed curriculum integrating technology

B. Ed. Curriculum – Integrating Technology

  • Not a “What do we add” and “What do we take away” approach

  • Instead let’s do things a little differently

  • Tech PD staff discuss ideas with subject-area instructor cohorts

  • Instructors decide, then Tech PD helps them implement

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Secondary science

Secondary Science

  • People: Norma Nocente, David Geelan, Frank Jenkins (IONCMASTE), Susan Barker, sessionals

  • Tools: WebCT, Mobile lab, digital probeware, microscope, field experience mobile lab

  • http://www.apple.com/education/mobilelabs/science.html

  • http://www.vernier.com/

  • http://www.ioncmaste.ca

  • S. Barker/NSERC Promoscience Award

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Elementary social studies

Elementary Social Studies

  • People: Susan Gibson, Amy von Heyking, Joe Kirman, sessionals

  • Tools: WebCT, Mobile Lab, Inspiration, Virtual Field Trips, Education Library Learning Centre

  • http://www.apple.com/education/mobilelabs/

  • http://www.inspiration.com/

  • Library Services and Instruction Facilities

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Secondary math

Secondary Math

  • People: Elaine Simmt, Brent Davis (CRC), David Pimm, sessionals

  • Tools: geometry visualization , virtual manipulatives, graphing calculators, spreadsheets, teaching video vignettes, Math curriculum lab, Mobile Lab, WebCT

  • Geometer’s Sketchpad: http://www.keypress.com/sketchpad/

  • NCTM Illuminations: http://illuminations.nctm.org/

  • Texas Instruments (Calculators): http://education.ti.com/

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Alberta secondary math curriculum

Alberta Secondary Math Curriculum

Technology integration driven by mandated elements in the Alberta curriculum. e.g.

  • Calculators or computers can save time in performing complex calculations, time better used to work on mathematical concepts.

  • Technology can also be used to assist in solving problems, organizing and displaying data, visualizing (e.g. geometry), and simulating.

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Elementary art

Elementary Art

  • People: Mike Emme, Miriam Cooley

  • Tools: Digital portfolios, digital still & video cameras, CD/DVD burner, scanners, PhotoShop, iMovie

Mike Emme speaks about portfolios in art education

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School partnerships

School Partnerships

  • Forging partnerships with schools: e.g.St. Mary "Professional Learning School“20 elementary APT student teachers/termScience/technology integration: robotics, Tablet PCs, science probeware/microscopehttp://www.stmary.ecsd.net/

  • Providing technology assistance to students during their field experiencese.g. Science probeware/laptops brought to schools for secondary science APT student teachers; Tablet PCs loaned to APT students

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Policies

Policies

  • University Policies

  • Faculty Policies

  • Alberta Teacher Certification

  • ICT Curriculum (K-12)

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Alberta teacher certification

Alberta Teacher Certification

Directive 4.2.1 - Teaching Quality Standard Applicable to the Provision of Basic Education in Alberta (Approved May 14, 1997)

… teachers who hold an Interim Professional Certificate are expected to demonstrate consistently that they understand: …

j) the functions of traditional and electronic teaching/learning technologies. They know how to use and how to engage students in using these technologies to present and deliver content, communicate effectively with others, find and secure information, research, word process, manage information, and keep records;

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Alberta teacher certification cont d

Alberta Teacher Certification (cont’d)

h) Teachers apply a variety of technologies to meet students’ learning needs.

Teachers use teaching/learning resources such as the chalkboard, texts, computers and other auditory, print and visual media, and maintain an awareness of emerging technological resources. They keep abreast of advances in teaching/learning technologies and how they can be incorporated into instruction and learning. As new technologies prove useful and become available in schools, teachers develop their own and their students’ proficiencies in using the technologies purposefully, which may include content presentation, delivery and research applications, as well as word processing, information management and record keeping.

Teachers use electronic networks and other telecommunication media to enhance their own knowledge and abilities, and to communicate more effectively with others.

http://www.education.gov.ab.ca/EducationGuide/pol-plan/polregs/421.asp

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Alberta ict curriculum k 12

Alberta ICT Curriculum (K-12)

  • Provides a broad perspective on the nature of technology, how to use and apply various technologies, impact on self and society.

  • Outcomes organized into 3 categories: (1) Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving; (2) Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts; (3) Processes for Productivity

  • Structured as a ‘curriculum within a curriculum’, with the core subjects of English LA, Math, Science and Social Studies as a base.

  • ICT is not a separate subject, every teacher must integrate technology into their teaching

  • http://www.education.gov.ab.ca/ict/pofs.asp

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Technology in research

Technology in Research

EyeLink

  • Ed Psych/Special Ed: Judy Lupart (CRC), Rauno Parrila & Lynn McQuarrie

  • In collaboration with Psycholinguistics (Arts)

  • Specialized hardware/software to capture eye movement research data

  • The three head-mounted cameras permit tracking participants’ eye and head movements during language and image processing.

  • http://www.eyelinkinfo.com/

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Technology in research cont d

Technology in Research (cont’d)

Video/Noldus Observer

  • Christina Rinaldi, Linda McDonald, & others

  • Record and edit digital video

  • Organize and analyze video and other observations with Noldus Observer qualitative analysis software

  • Observer Mobile (PocketPC handheld)

  • http://www.noldus.com

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Research on technology in education

Research on Technology in Education

  • Technology in APT (advanced student teaching term)

  • Broadband video conferencing

  • Synchronous Learning Systems

  • Many more studies carried on in our faculty including: information literacy, multimedia in the classroom, handheld computing, video conferencing, web-based distance education.

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Cyberport video conferencing broadband

Cyberport (Video Conferencing/Broadband)

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Racol

Craig Montgomerie

David Geelan

Emphasis on PD - Teachers learn how to build effective virtual learning environments

RACOL

(Rural Advanced Community of Learners) http://www.racol.ualberta.ca/

Fort Vermilion School Division

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Synchronous learning systems

Synchronous Learning Systems

  • Complements asynchronous systems like WebCT with a quality component for virtual meetings at a specified time where users can see and hear each other.

  • Desktop conferencing requiring only ordinary computer and headset, dial-up OK

  • Pilot project underway in our faculty to evaluate the effectiveness of this technology

  • Testing the system for different purposes/groups: undergrad distance course, MES alt deliv grad program, research training, PD.

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  • JoAnne Davies

  • Technology PD Facilitator

  • University of Alberta

  • Faculty of Education

  • [email protected]

  • http://www.education.ualberta.ca/

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