Book features chapter co-authored by professor
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 12:14 pm
The Messenger 11.16.11
An article co-authored by a University of Tennessee at Martin education professor is included in a new book, “Considerations on Educational Technology Integration: The Best of JRTE.”
Dr. Glenda Rakes is the primary author of the chapter titled “The Influence of Teachers’ Technology Use on Instructional Practices” that appears in the book, released in October.
The Journal of Research on Technology in Education explores topics about the use of technology to improve educational practices. The book summary featured on the International Society for Technology in Education website notes that technology has not created the “wholesale educational reform” expected by many experts. Editor Lynne Schrum suggests in the book that a new research agenda is needed, “one that connects educators and researchers.”
The study highlighted in Dr. Rakes’ article “investigated the relationship between technology use and skills” and subsequent use of technology in the classroom among rural teachers. The article co-authors were Dr. Valerie Fields, assistant professor at South Carolina State University, and Dr. Karee Dunn, assistant professor of educational statistics and research methods at the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Dunn is Dr. Rakes’ daughter, who completed work on the study while a doctoral student at the University of Memphis.
Dr. Rakes, author and co-author of numerous articles about educational technology, joined the UT Martin faculty in 2002. She earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Memphis.
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