Embedding technology in the classroom: the train the teacher model

Robertson, Judy, Macvean, Andrew and Howland, Katy (2012) Embedding technology in the classroom: the train the teacher model. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, June 12-15, 2012, Bremen, Germany.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the importance of evaluating educational technology for young people aged 10-18 in naturalistic classroom contexts. We present the Train the Teacher Model (TTM) which formalizes a model for IDC researchers to use when deploying and validating an educational system. Our key findings indicate the need to work in partnership with classroom teachers, providing both initial training and continued support. This will both result in more valuable research data, and address a gap in teachers' continued professional development. The TTM aims to ensure that teachers, students and researchers can benefit from innovative educational systems deployed m real classroom contexts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0076 Computer software
Depositing User: Kate Howland
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2014 06:46
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2014 06:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49645
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