Collaborative effort brings TPACK SIG award for best paper

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Collaborative effort brings TPACK SIG award for best paper

Published on March 24 2014

Drs. Candace Figg, Kamini Jaipal-Jamani, Ruth McQuirter Scott, Tiffany Gallagher and PhD candidate Katia Ciampa were awarded the Thompson TPACK SIG Best Paper Award 2014 for "Using Design-Based Research to Promote Faculty Knowledge of Technology Enhanced Teaching".

The award is presented annually at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference to the authors of the highest ranking paper proposals submitted to the TPACK SIG. There are approximately 150 papers submitted each year.

Abstract: This paper describes a professional development initiative for teacher educators, called the Digital Pedagogies Collaboration, in which the goal was to build faculty knowledge about technology enhanced teaching (TPACK knowledge), develop a collaborative learning and research community of faculty members around technology enhanced teaching, and provide opportunities for faculty to serve as future workshop facilitators and mentors for other faculty and students. Using a design-based research approach, data sources included workshop evaluation surveys, photographs of workshops in progress, researcher field notes, and narrative case reports constructed by faculty members actively involved in the collaborative research. Findings indicated that the Digital Pedagogies Collaboration was effective because it was: 1) based on faculty members’ expressed instructional needs, 2) used a TPACK-based professional learning workshop model that translated TPACK principles into practical classroom application, and 3) uniquely included a research collaboration that provided self-study reflection on participants’ changing teaching practices.

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ciampa, mcquirter scott, jaipal-jamni, figg posing with mugs