Welcome to EDT 514 TPACK Wiki

This wiki site is a collaborative effort of graduate students who are enrolled in the EDT 514 - Application of Instructional Design course offered through the MA in Educational Technology program at the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, University of Michigan-Dearborn. This course provides students with necessary skills to apply TPACK instructional design process in a specific subject area.



Tehnological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) is a framework, which describes teacher’s understanding of technology integration (Koehler & Mishra, 2008, p. 12). The framework is demonstrated through a venn diagram model that is compiled of the three main components of TPACK: content, pedagogy, and technology. When these three main components interact, they form other relationships of knowledge such as Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), Technological Content Knowledge (TCK), Technological Pedagogical Knowledge (TPK), and Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (p.12). Each of these different types of knowledge allows teachers to perform different tasks with technology in the classroom. TPACK is different from all three components individually and that it is the basis of effective teaching with technology and requires an understanding of the representation of concepts using technologies, pedagogical techniques that use technologies in many ways, and knowledge of how technology can “redress” problems that students face (p.17).

Koehler, M. J., & Mishra, P. (2008). Introducing Technological Pedagogical Knowledge. In AACTE (Eds.). The Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Educators. Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group for the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.