Joan E. Hughes
Office & Hours
Office: Office: SZB 244M
Office hours: Tuesday 1-3 PM
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Courses of Instruction
UGS 302: The Role of Technology among Youth in Society and Education
EDC 385g: Teaching and Learning with the Internet
EDC 384p: Issues and Strategies for Instructional Technology Leaders
EDC 385g: Technology and School Change
EDC 386R: Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
The University of Texas at Austin
Curriculum & Instruction
1 University Station
Austin, TX 78712-0379
UT Mail Code: D5700
Dr. Hughes' research and teaching focuses on teacher learning and technology integration in preservice and inservice contexts. Her current work examines content-based approaches to educational technology instruction and inquiry approaches to professional learning. Nested within these strands, she also focuses attention on issues related to technology leadership and the use of video-based hypermedia materials in teacher education. She currently is conducting longitudinal research focused on preservice teacher preparation programs that require laptop computing. She also recently completed several middle school school case studies of content-focused technology integration.
Hughes, J. E., Ko, Y.*, Lim, M. *, & Liu, S.* (In Press.) Preservice teachers’ social networking use, concerns, and educational possibilities: Trends from 2008-2012. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.
Russell, G. S.* & Hughes, J.E. (2014.) iTeach and iLearn with iPads in secondary English language arts. In C. Miller & A. Doering (Eds.) The new landscape of mobile learning: Re-designing education in an app-based world (pp. 292-307). New York: Routledge.
Hughes, J. E. (2013.) Indicators of future teachers’ technology integration in the PK-12 classroom: Trends from a laptop-infused teacher education program. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 48(4), 493-518.
Mutohar, A.* & Hughes, J.E. (2013.) Web 2.0 integration in a developing country: A case of Indonesia. In N. Azab (Ed.) Cases on Web 2.0 in Developing Countries: Studies on Implementation, Application and Use. IGI Global. Available: http://www.igi-global.com/book/cases-web-developing-countries/68196#table-of-contents
Hughes, J.E., Gonzales, G.*, Wen, Y.* , & Yoon, H.* (2012.) The iron grip of productivity software within teacher preparation. In Polly, D., Mins, C., & Persichitte, K. (Eds.) Creating Technology-Rich Teacher Education Programs: Key Issues (pp. 170-191). IGI Global. Available: http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/titledetails.aspx?titleid=56018
Hughes, J., Bruce, K.*, Guion, J.*, Horton, L.*, & Prescott, A.* (2011.) A framework for action: Intervening to increase adoption of transformative web 2.0 learning resources. Educational Technology, 51(2), 53-61. Special Issue: Transformative Learning and Digital Technologies.
Greenhow, C., Robelia, B., & Hughes, J.E. (2009). Research on Learning and Teaching with Web 2.0: Bridging Conversations. Educational Researcher, 38(4), 280-283.
Greenhow, C., Robelia, B, & Hughes, J. E. (2009). Web 2.0 and Classroom Research: What Path Should We Take Now? Educational Researcher, 38(4), 246-259.
Hughes, J.E. & Narayan, R.* (2009). Collaboration and learning with wikis in post-secondary classrooms. Journal of Interactive Online Learning Research, 8 (1), 63-82. Available: http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/showissue.cfm?volID=8&IssueID=25
Hughes, J. E., Kerr, S.,* & Ooms, A.* (2005). Content-focused technology inquiry groups: Cases of situated teacher learning and technology integration. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 32(4), 367-380.
Hughes, J. E. (2005). The role of teacher knowledge and learning experiences in forming technology-integrated pedagogy. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 13(2), 377-402.
* denotes student co-author
- Graduate School Diversity Mentoring Fellowship. University of Texas at Austin, $23,000. Recruitment fellowship for entering graduate student including stipend, medical insurance, and tuition for 2010-2011. Mentor: Joan E. Hughes.
- Graduate School Diversity Mentoring Fellowship. University of Texas at Austin, $23,000. Recruitment fellowship for entering graduate student including stipend, medical insurance, and tuition for 2008-2009. Mentor: Joan E. Hughes.
- College of Education and Human Development Faculty Summer Research Grants.University of Minnesota, $5,000, Summer, 2006. Project Title: The Next Generation Online Learning Environment: Designing for Community and Collaboration. PI: Joan E. Hughes.
- University of Minnesota Digital Media Center Faculty Fellowship. (June, 2005 – May, 2006.) $20,000. Project Title: Building Capacity for Subject-specific Technology Integration in K-12 Urban and Rural Classrooms. PI: Joan E. Hughes.
- Rising Star Award. (September, 2003). For female junior faculty member whose research, teaching, and outreach holds great future promise. Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. ($2,000)
Current Research Projects and Grants
Preservice Teacher Preparation:
I study how teacher preparation programs prepare novice teachers to be prepared to integrate digital technologies into Pk-12 teaching and learning contexts primariy in public school settings. I have examined a range of indicators including preservice teachers' digital technology self-efficacy, attitude towards technology integration, degree of directed vs. constructivist teaching philosophy, student and faculty uses of technology in university coursework and in PK-12 fieldwork, and intentions for future use.
Technology Integration in PK-12 Schools:
I descriptively examine how schools are supporting the integration of digital technologies in support of content-focused learning. I have examined how teachers come to know and do what they do with technologies in the classroom. I have examined schools as a "case" in which I come to understand the degree of integration from student, teacher, and school leaders' perspectives. I typically conduct my research in schools that I refer to as "modal" in that they are not sites of unusual influx of funds for special projects. While some schools have access to more funds than others, I study how and what schools do with what they have available. I completed a four-school comparative case study that examined technology integration while the school context varied in terms of student population (ethnicity, SES, and ELL) and location (urban, rural, suburban). I recently began an ethnographic study of a high school that implemented a ubiquitous iPad immersion that aimed to shift how the teachers taught and students learned.
Research Interests and Expertise
Dr. Hughes' research and teaching focuses on teacher learning and technology integration in preservice and inservice contexts. Her current work examines content-based approaches to educational technology instruction and inquiry approaches to professional learning. Nested within these strands, she also focuses attention on issues related to technology leadership and the use of video-based hypermedia materials in teacher education. She recently concluded a eight-year longitudinal study focused on the preparatin of new teachers within a preparation program that required all students own a Macintosh laptop during their teacher preparation.
Boards, Committees and Associations
- Past Chair, Chair, and Vice-chair of TACTL (Technology as an Agent of Change for Teaching and Learning) Special Interest Group, AERA, 2010-2013.
- Secretary/Treasurer of TACTL (Technology as an Agent of Change for Teaching and Learning) Special Interest Group, AERA, 2009-2010.
- Vice-president of “Technology Diffusion and Integration,” Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE), 2003 - present
- Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- Member, International Society for Technology in Education(ISTE), including the SIG for Teacher Education.
- Member, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
- Member, Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE)
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