Composing with new technology: Teacher reflections on learning digital video

David L. BRUCE, Ming Ming CHIU

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This study explores teachers’ reflections on their learning to compose with new technologies in the context of teacher education and/or teacher professional development. English language arts (ELA) teachers (n = 240) in 15 courses learned to use digital video (DV), completed at least one DV group project, and responded to open-ended survey questions. The data examined connections they made between print and DV composing, the best and most frustrating aspects of DV, content they still wanted to learn, and its relevance in their classrooms. The findings demonstrate high engagement with DV, the use of transmediation in making connections between print and DV, the reporting of both enjoyment and frustration with DV, and perceived curricular value with DV in the classroom. Implications include the need for teachers to have practical experiences with DV and opportunities to reflect on content and pedagogical applications. Copyright © 2015 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-287
JournalJournal of Teacher Education
Issue number3
Early online dateMar 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015


Bruce, D. L., & Chiu, M. M. (2015). Composing with new technology: Teacher reflections on learning digital video. Journal of Teacher Education, 66(3), 272-287.


  • English teacher education
  • Technology
  • Multivariate statistical methods
  • Digital video (DV)
  • New literacies


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