The project involves a consortium of 8 teacher education programs collaborating to create and diffuse technology integration knowledge. As the lead institution of this project, The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) will enhance and continue to support the ongoing development of a
knowledge repository, with improvements in depth of analysis, breadth of content, and functionality to strengthen its effectiveness. The knowledge repository applies case-based reasoning, a contemporary theory of human memory and intellect, to describe and index stories and cases as they are added to the repository. Technology integration practices and results are documented and structured as cases that are categorized and indexed for easy and quick retrievals. In this way, technology integration problems faced by teachers and teacher educators can be solved by finding similar previous experiences captured in the knowledge repository and applying the lessons to the new experience.

MU will provide global access to the repository through the Web, provide training to partner institutions, introduce partners to effective technology integration tools, provide follow-up support throughout the project period,and engage in ongoing project evaluation. Each partner institution will 1) hire knowledge scouts who are responsible for collecting, reporting, and
updating technology integration cases in the knowledge repository; and serve as the local change agent and project coordinator and 2) identify local technology integration practitioners (teachers and teacher educators) as knowledge sources and work with them to capture their technology integration knowledge and experiences.

The technology integration cases will then serve as the basis for further knowledge innovation that can be disseminated to the whole technology integration community. Insights and innovative ideas in technology integration can arise from community members' exchanges on case studies. Effective tools and methods in technology integration can emerge from members' technology experiences. While comparing various best practice cases, members will gain multiple perspectives on technology integration practices. In this way, members will be able to discover strengths and weaknesses of their practices and improve accordingly. Best practices and frequently-asked question (FAQ) libraries can be synthesized from technology integration cases and members' exchanges of experiences. Each new case added to the knowledge repository can spawn a knowledge innovation process.