Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
This project examined the need for continuing education for teachers, particularly in the area of technology integration. It includes an exploration of the interdependence of technology and pedagogy. It developed an on-line extended community of practice to support professional educators attempting to implement Inspiration®, a commercial software application. The project presents a research-based justification for employing cognitive mapping strategies in a wide variety of pedagogical contexts, provides a dynamic list of examples demonstrating concrete applications which are connected to content and technology standards, and examines current design features for websites.
Towne, Michael Richard, "Developing extended communities of practice to support implementation of Inspiration® in elementary classrooms" (2004). Theses Digitization Project. 2637.