Enhancing Teachers’ Global Awareness Through Information and Communication Technologies New York Institute of Technology W...
Purpose of Study <ul><li>To increase teachers’ awareness of globalization </li></ul><ul><li>To determine the feasibility o...
Literature Review <ul><li>Global community in terms of citizenship, obligation and responsibilities (Kubow & Crawford, 200...
Collaborative Tool: Blog
Pedagogy: Curriculum Scope and Sequence <ul><li>Social-world system identified by Diaz et al. (1999)  </li></ul><ul><li>Co...
Research Design <ul><li>Mixed-method (Tashakkori & Teddli) 1998  </li></ul><ul><li>Research questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Participants <ul><ul><ul><li>New York: 12 inservice teachers enrolled in  Language Arts and Technology   </li></ul></ul></...
Data Sources <ul><li>Pre and post attitude survey </li></ul><ul><li>Participants’ responses on wiki, e-mail, life map, and...
Wikis Example 1 (city clues)
Wikis Example 2 (city clues)
Guess the City Activity
Life Map Example 1
Life Map Example 2
Blog Discussion
Results <ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants’ confidence in their teaching of globalization is stronger and p...
Results <ul><li>Pre-post t-test: significant differences  </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding of globalization and its  import...
Analysis of Participation <ul><ul><li>Majority of the participants’ accessed the blog at least once a week (67%)  </li></u...
Participants’ Responses <ul><li>Opportunities to collaborate with teachers from another country </li></ul><ul><li>Globaliz...
Instructors’ Responses <ul><ul><li>Least successful activity: E-pal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher education programs ...
Discussion <ul><li>First-hand authentic experience  </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated use of ICTs in teaching </li></ul><ul><...
Recommendations <ul><li>Develop additional strategies that increase sense of a virtual community  </li></ul><ul><li>Design...
Future Plans <ul><li>Expansion to other countries </li></ul><ul><li>Revised activities (e-pal and online chat room; digita...
Authors <ul><li>Shiang-Kwei Wang </li></ul><ul><li>New York Institute of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li...
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Enhance Teachers’ Global Awareness through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

  1. 1. Enhancing Teachers’ Global Awareness Through Information and Communication Technologies New York Institute of Technology Wang, S.-K., McPherson, S., & Hsu, H.-Y., (2007, April ). Enhance Teachers’ Global Awareness through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Paper  presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL
  2. 2. Purpose of Study <ul><li>To increase teachers’ awareness of globalization </li></ul><ul><li>To determine the feasibility of ICTs for collaboration between two countries </li></ul><ul><li>To assess ICT tools </li></ul>
  3. 3. Literature Review <ul><li>Global community in terms of citizenship, obligation and responsibilities (Kubow & Crawford, 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>ICTs and Teacher Education (Cogburn, 1998) </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization Curriculum (Diaz et al, 1999) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Collaborative Tool: Blog
  5. 5. Pedagogy: Curriculum Scope and Sequence <ul><li>Social-world system identified by Diaz et al. (1999) </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive: Understanding Essential Global Concepts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Participatory: Applying Global Concepts in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Life map activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Affective: Applying Global Concepts beyond the Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design a unit activity </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Research Design <ul><li>Mixed-method (Tashakkori & Teddli) 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Research questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How does participating in this globalization activity affect teachers’ global awareness and their beliefs about infusing globalization into their teaching? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does the teachers’ use of ICTs affect their teaching of globalization in the classrooms? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the role of ICTs in online collaboration between two groups of participants? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Participants <ul><ul><ul><li>New York: 12 inservice teachers enrolled in Language Arts and Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Taipei: 8 inservice teachers enrolled in Topics in E-Learning </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Data Sources <ul><li>Pre and post attitude survey </li></ul><ul><li>Participants’ responses on wiki, e-mail, life map, and blog for frequency of communication and quality of responses </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys and open-ended questions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wikis Example 1 (city clues)
  10. 10. Wikis Example 2 (city clues)
  11. 11. Guess the City Activity
  12. 12. Life Map Example 1
  13. 13. Life Map Example 2
  14. 14. Blog Discussion
  15. 15. Results <ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants’ confidence in their teaching of globalization is stronger and participants’ understanding of globalization is better than before participating in this project. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Taipei participants’ experiences from this activity are more positive than New York participants. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Results <ul><li>Pre-post t-test: significant differences </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding of globalization and its importance improved </li></ul><ul><li>More awareness of the effects of globalization on their own country and other countries </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger beliefs that teacher education program should provide more training </li></ul><ul><li>Increased confidence in their ability to design instructional materials related to globalization </li></ul>
  17. 17. Analysis of Participation <ul><ul><li>Majority of the participants’ accessed the blog at least once a week (67%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favorite activities: e-pal, wikis, and life-maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Least favorite activity: blog discussion (90%) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Participants’ Responses <ul><li>Opportunities to collaborate with teachers from another country </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization into curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>New knowledge of ICTs </li></ul>
  19. 19. Instructors’ Responses <ul><ul><li>Least successful activity: E-pal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher education programs should provide candidates with more training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants expanded their views on the globalization and ICTs </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Discussion <ul><li>First-hand authentic experience </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated use of ICTs in teaching </li></ul><ul><li>ICTs bridged the time and location between participants from the two countries </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulties and challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Language barrier </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time difference </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technology skills </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Recommendations <ul><li>Develop additional strategies that increase sense of a virtual community </li></ul><ul><li>Design instructional materials that assist students’ use of the online tools for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Explore ways to reduce language barrier between the groups </li></ul>
  22. 22. Future Plans <ul><li>Expansion to other countries </li></ul><ul><li>Revised activities (e-pal and online chat room; digital story telling) </li></ul><ul><li>Google services (Google document, Google Earth, Blogger) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional instructional animation </li></ul><ul><li>Refocused framework </li></ul>
  23. 23. Authors <ul><li>Shiang-Kwei Wang </li></ul><ul><li>New York Institute of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah McPherson New York Institute of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Hui-Yin Hsu </li></ul><ul><li>New York Institute of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Mengping Tsuei </li></ul><ul><li>Taipei Municipal University of Education </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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