Professional Development in Higher Education: A Model for Meaningful Technology Integration

Sarah A Dysart, Carl Weckerle
Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice  •  Volume 14  •  2015  •  pp. 255-265
While many institutions provide centralized technology support for faculty, there is a lack of centralized professional development opportunities that focus on simultaneously developing instructors’ technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) in higher education. Additionally, there are few professional development opportunities for faculty that continue throughout the practice of teaching with technology. We propose a model of continuing professional development that provides instructors with the ability to meaningfully integrate technology into their teaching practices through centralized support for developing TPACK. In doing so, we draw upon several theoretical frameworks and evidence based practices.
professional development, higher education, technology integration, TPACK
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