School Planning and Management, August 1998, p. 13
A vice president of sales for ITC Learning Corp. maintains that the solution to improving teacher technology training is not to increase the amount of training, but to address the method of the instruction. Current professional development models, Shillcutt says, depend on classroom-style instruction that doesn’t allow participants to apply in a hands-on way what they learn. Moreover, Shillcutt says technology classes for teachers often come at 3:30 p.m., right after a long day of teaching, which means teacher’s have less energy and less ability to retain what they’re taught.
Shillcutt recommends that teachers acquire skills via the Internet, school intranets, and multimedia training packages on a desktop computer.