Rethinking Instructional Technology in a Graduate Early Childhood Education Class: Moving Away From TPACK
Wednesday, March 4 3:00-3:20 PM Location: Amazon I
Presider: Gerald Ardito, Pace University School of Education, United States
Abstract: Digital literacy is an important aspect to consider within teacher education as a way to address 21st century learner needs. An analysis of an online graduate level technology course for early childhood educators revealed a quickly out of date framework had been utilized, and a course redesign to focus on pedagogical possibilities for digital literacy occurred. The original framework intended for the course redesign was the TPACK framework, but analysis of the course by K-12 instructional technology experts yielded a shift from TPACK to frameworks more in line with conversations happening on K-12 level.