29 April, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A presentation by Sarah Howard, a rising star at the University of Wollongong, and Jo Tondeur, who is possibly the biggest name in Educational Technology Teacher Education at the moment.
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the field of education has undergone a massive shift from face-to-face to online and blended learning. This has provided a challenging but at the same time interesting opportunity for teachers from all educational levels to reconsider their educational practice. The difficulty of this was that many teachers had very little or no experience teaching online.
This keynote unpacks how a person-centered approach can be used to develop the digital competencies of pre-service teachers for online and blended learning practice. It first considers pre-service teacher profiles in relation to readiness to teach online, including individual and institutional factors, to consider what support is needed to teach online in a range of educational contexts. Scenarios will be presented on how to best design teacher training to be responsive to different profiles in the development of digital competence for a blended future. This is an important consideration in the field, because teaching online is not only in the short-term to manage COVID-19. It is also important to consider the long-term goals of providing better support to integrate online and blended learning approaches in different educational contexts.
This presentation is organised by Australian Technologies Teacher Education Network (ATTEN).