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Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2017

, University of Nevada, Reno, United States ; , Curtin University, Australia

Published . Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).


It is a pleasure to present the 2017 edition of the Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education, now in its ninth year of publication. This collection of peer-reviewed articles represents the outstanding scholarship and notable work that was disseminated at the 2017 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference held in Austin, TX. This distinguished research collection illustrates how teacher educators, researchers and practitioners are collaboratively addressing the use of technology in teacher education as they explore contemporary, creative and innovative solutions to integrate technology across a global context.


Liu, L. & Gibson, D. (2017). Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2017. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 7, 2023 from .


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  1. Foreword 5
  2. Preface 7


  1. Insights into Pre-Service Teachers’ TPACK 13
    Teemu Valtonen, Sini Kontkanen, Jari Kukkonen, Erkko Sointu and Susanna Pöntinen (Finland)
  2. Revisiting Conceptions of Knowledge as Part of the TPACK Framework 21
    Michael Phillips (Australia), Matthew J. Koehler, and Joshua M. Rosenberg (USA), and Benjamin Zunica (Australia)
  3. Exploring Independence of Five TPACK Domains TK, PK, CK Math, CK Science, and TPACK of Pre-Service Special Education Teachers 29
    Aleksandra Kaplon-Schilis and Irina Lyublinskaya (USA)


  1. Switching Middle School Teachers onto STEM Using a Pedagogical Framework for Technology Integration: The Case for High Possibility Classrooms in Australia 37
    Jane Hunter (Australia)
  2. Integrating Edutainment to Reinforce Mathematical Learning: Pedagogic Intention of Pre-Service Secondary Mathematics Students 47
    Ruby Lynch-Arroyo and Joyce Asing-Cashman (USA)
  3. Stamping Functions: A Technology Immune Technology Enabled Problem within an Action on Objects Framework 55
    Michael L. Connell and Sergei Abramovich (USA)


  1. A Tweet by Any Other Frame: Three Approaches to Studying Educator Interactions on Twitter K. Bret Staudt Willet, Matthew J. Koehler and Spencer P. Greenhalgh (USA) 63
  2. Implications from the Past: African American Youth and Social Media Civic Engagement 71
    Daniella Smith (USA)
  3. Online Tools for Small-Group Discussion: A Comparison between Threaded Forums and Collaborative Mind-Maps 81
    Rosa Cendros Araujo and George Gadanidis (Canada)
  4. Teaching Computational Thinking in Preservice Teacher Education with Scaffolded Programming Scripts in Educational Robotics Activities 91
    Charoula Angeli (Cyprus) and Kamini Jaipal-Jamani (Canada)


  1. Open Educational Practice and Preservice Teacher Education: Understanding Past Practice and Future Possibilities 99
    Peter R Albion, David Jones, Chris Campbell and Janice Jones (Australia)
  2. Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions about Identifying, Managing and Preventing Cyberbullying 109
    Petrea Redmond (Australia), Jennifer Lock (Canada) and Victoria Smart (Australia)
  3. Taking Blended Learning to Graduate Teacher Education: Examining a Blending Strategy 117
    Dawn Hathaway and Priscilla Norton (USA)
  4. Parents’ Perceptions and Concerns of a 1:1 Laptop Initiative: Implications for Teacher Education 125
    Yi Jin and Denise Schmidt-Crawford (USA)
  5. Enhancing Learning Outcomes for Students with Autism through the Use of Assistive Technology: Effect of Parent -Teacher Collaboration 133
    Linda Crane-Mitchell and Lauren Stafford (USA)


  1. Assessing the Creativity of Middle School Students: A Case Study with Digital Information in the Public Interest 143
    Emilia Askari (USA)
  2. Location-Based Game to Support English Vocabulary Learning in Informal Learning Settings 151
    Feier TANG, Boyu WANG, Kousuke KANEKO, Yoshiko GODA, Yoshihiro OKADA and Masanori YAMADA (Japan)
  3. Student-Created Reflective Video as Meaningful Formative and Summative Assessment During Hands-On Learning Experiences 161
    Shaunna Smith (USA)
  4. Perceived vs. Actual Online Teaching Needs of University Faculty: A Mixed-methods Study 169
    Vicki Parish and Haihong Hu (USA)
  5. Interviews of Participants in a Short-Term Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica Regarding Educational Technology 177
    Stephen T. Adams and Fabian Rojas (USA)
  6. Faculty Perceptions on an Instructional Designer Supported Faculty Peer Instruction Model of Professional Development 187
    Devshikha Bose and Lana Grover (USA)