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The Aboriginal Teacher Education Program Technology Initiative: Current Progress in a One-to-One Laptop Program to Support Blended Delivery
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, , , University of Alberta, Canada

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

In the fall of 2007, the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) at the University of Alberta set out to provide infrastructure and support to a cohort of rural pre-service teachers doing their teacher education program at Blue Quills First Nations College. The goal of this initiative was to improve access for rural students and support a technology rich teacher education experience through the use of laptop computers, EVDO™ mobile internet technology, a SMARTBoard™ as well as other technology infrastructure. The project also provided support and training for both students and instructors. This paper examines the progress that our students have made on pre and mid-point measurements in terms of attitudes towards technology, technology skills and technology integration in the curriculum.

Citation

Peacock, K., Norton, Y. & Carbonaro, M. (2009). The Aboriginal Teacher Education Program Technology Initiative: Current Progress in a One-to-One Laptop Program to Support Blended Delivery. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2324-2329). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 28, 2023 from .

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