Online Video Conferencing: An Application to Teacher EducationBy Smith, Sean, PhD; Journal of Special Education Technology, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 62-64
Publication Date: Summer 2003
Article discusses the use of online video conferencing in special education teacher preparation. A number of uses of this technology in higher education settings are discussed, as pre-service teachers can observe experienced teachers while they work with students with disabilities. An experienced teacher and a student with a disability can also interact with pre-service students to demonstrate different educational techniques and strategies. Pre-service teachers may observe and interact with master teachers without having to leave their college classrooms, and the instructor is not limited by having to teach solely from a textbook. Instructors can instead ensure that all pre-service special education teachers observe the best practices in special education classrooms firsthand. Implications for future developments in teacher education are discussed.
Published by: Exceptional Innovations (Website:http://www.exinn.net)
Technology and Media Division (TAM) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Web Site: http://www.tamcec.org )