Technology integration through collaborative action research.

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Author

Ieda M. Santos, Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Jun 27, 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1

Abstract

Collaborative action research is viewed as an effective approach to facilitate technology integration in teaching and learning. In particular, researcher-teacher collaborative action research can be an effective form of professional development in which teachers work alongside researchers to improve their teaching practice. This paper presents an overview of a working in progress collaborative action research project consisting of a Science teacher and two university researchers. The project was implemented in a secondary level classroom in the United Arab Emirates. The purpose of the project was to support the teacher to implement blogs in the classroom to promote scientific explanation. The study expects to provide insights on how collaborative action research can be used as a means to engage teachers in meaningful professional development.

Citation

Santos, I.M. (2011). Technology integration through collaborative action research. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (pp. 845-849). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 5, 2015 from http://www.editlib.org/p/37967.


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