P-12 schools see a wide variety of technology in use, from overhead projectors and transparencies, to wired computer labs, mobile learning devices such as iPads and other tablets, and the more recently burgeoning use of Chromebooks with Google Apps for Education (GAFE).

In such an era where rapid technology change, both in the use of the old and the development of the new is the norm, providing adequate tech training to teacher candidates faces previously unanticipated challenges. Great diversity and multiplicity of options creates dilemma for many, college technology instructors being at the forefront.

Such situation elicits some basic questions: what kind...

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  • About the Author:

    Shufang Shi Strause is an associate professor of Educational Technology in the Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department at the State University of New York at Cortland (SUNY Cortland). Dr. Shi is a prolific author of journal articles, book chapters and books in the field of educational technology, teacher training and international education. She has received multiple research grants and frequently presents at local, national, and international conferences.