Faculty Development: From Computer Skills to Technology Integration
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AbstractFaculty development serves as an important precursor to technologyintegration. There are several strategies that have proven successful in effecting changesin the use of technology. One strategy is mentoring or one-on-one tutoring. A technologymentorship program was designed to provide staff development for the teacher educationfaculty of a small liberal arts college. The program uses elementary and secondaryeducation majors who are not specialists in educational technology to assist faculty withtechnology skills. The program is directed by the educational technology specialist and aregular faculty member. The model consists of four major stages: large group planningsessions, small group technical sessions, one-on-one mentoring sessions, and a final largegroup session for sharing projects designed and implemented. Faculty that have chosen toparticipate in the technology program decided on a specific technology integrationproject to implement in their classes this semester.