Integrating technology into introductory environmental science for prospective teachers

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Prospective teachers frequently enroll in introductory environmental science courses to fulfill general science requirements. These courses are often taught by diverse faculty. A range of technological teaching tools provide opportunities to develop teaching praxis, coordinate faculty, integrate on-line resources between lectures and course website, and encourage prospective teachers to learn through experience. This paper describes efforts to redesign an introductory environmental science course to achieve these goals. The experience provides lessons for other institutions who wish to integrate technology teaching tools into large introductory courses. Coordinating instructors in an on-line environment allows idea exchange, promotes course content development, and improves instructor facility with technology-intensive teaching tools. Instructors in technology rich environments provide education through immersion of integrated technology intensive teaching methods.


Educational technology; Integration; Sciences; Teachers; Teaching methods


Instructional Media Design | Teacher Education and Professional Development | Weed Science


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