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GeoThentic: Designing and Assessing with Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Charles MillerCassandra ScharberAaron Doering

Learning Technologies faculty Aaron Doering, Cassandra Scharber and Charles Miller, along with former LT student George Veletsianos, Ph.D., University of Manchester, UK, have recently published an article on GeoThentic, their most recently developed online K12 teaching and learning environment.

Doering, A., Scharber, C., Miller, C., & Veletsianos, G. (2009). GeoThentic: Designing and assessing with Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 9(3).

Abstract: GeoThentic, an online teaching and learning environment, focuses on engaging teachers and learners in solving real-world geography problems through use of geospatial technologies. The design of GeoThentic is grounded on the technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) framework as a metacognitive tool. This paper describes how the TPACK framework has informed the authors' design endeavors and how a set of assessment models within GeoThentic can be used to assess teachers' TPACK.

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