Title

“Joy Ride” with SoTL Practice: The Investigation of the Effectiveness of Assistive Technology Course Contents on Student Learning

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2012

Publication Source

International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Volume

6

Issue

1

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.20429/ijsotl.2012.060123

Abstract

This reflection is based on my project that investigated the impact of new course content on student learning of basic knowledge and attitudes toward various assistive technology (AT) devices and services using multiple measures in an introductory-level course in a special education program at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Through this project, I experienced an unexpected paradigm shift, realized a strong connection between teaching and research, and launched my journey to practice the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Practicing SoTL allowed me to constantly reflect on my own teaching and model effective teaching practices I preach to current and future teachers of students with disabilities.

Keywords

Assistive technology, Scholarship of teaching and learning, Professional development, Teacher education program

Disciplines

Education