Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Educational technology--Study and teaching; Teachers--In-service training;
With major funding directed toward putting technology in the classroom and training students to be tomorrow's workers, there needs to be an effective technology staff development program in place for the teachers. Developers of staff development programs need to include the learning style of adult learners (andragogy), instead of pedagogy. Successful staff development for the teachers must include innovation, release time, and quality equipment. The learning styles of adult learners should be foremost in the development of courses and workshops. Staff development is more than just the technical side of the technology. It should provide teachers with the tools to develop and implement meaningful, educationally relevant projects into their classroom curriculum.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©2002 Margaret F. Krzywicki
Krzywicki, Margaret F., "Removing dust bunnies and expensive paperweights from the classroom : effective staff development in educational technology" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 1036.