Dr. Lisa Dieker is a professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar at the University of Central Florida. Her primary area of research focuses on collaboration between general and special education with a specific interest in the unique opportunities that exist in urban schools in the areas of mathematics and science. She also has a passion for how technology, specifically virtual classrooms, can be used to impact teacher preparation.
Dr. Lisa Dieker provided an overview of the innovation configuration Use of Technology in the Preparation of Pre-Service Teachers, including an update to include new and emerging technological practices. Discussion included the concepts of micro-credentialing, simulation, virtual human presence, the Internet of things, and future mounted displays and the potential implications for teacher education.