Reconstructing Distance Education Training in the State of Utah: Connecting the Literature on Best Methods to the Development
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Miller, G., Stokes, D. & Williamson, L. (2009). Reconstructing Distance Education Training in the State of Utah: Connecting the Literature on Best Methods to the Development. In I. Gibson et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 466-474). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2009
Charleston, SC, USA
March 2, 2009
Ian Gibson, Roberta Weber, Karen McFerrin, Roger Carlsen & Dee Anna Willis
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What happens when your distance learning training becomes outdated? How do you bring your content and methods current? How do you ensure your practice is solidly connected to theory? In 2007 this was the issue facing the Distance Learning Director at the State Office of Education in Utah. This paper documents research into the issues and the creation of new approaches for professional development of DL teachers. The state of Utah has over 400 distance education sites and its vast geography makes it difficult to visit DL teachers to maintain a training regime. A graduate student was awarded a USOE grant to conduct a literature review of distance learning. Research suggested Podcasts be used for professional development. Additional grants were awarded to two distance learning teachers and Westminster College (Salt Lake City, UT) to assist in preparing asynchronous "Podcasts" for professional development activities and discussions for Utah's DL teachers.
- Can Students Really Multitask? The Case of Mobile Learning.
- Instructional Design Considerations for Science E-Learning
- Pod-cast Implementation in English Listening Facilitation
- Evaluating the Use of Instructional Video Podcasts for Middle School Mathematics Students
- Synergizing Wikis, Vodcasts, and Podcasts for Collaborative Class Texts
- Toward a Taxonomy of Distributed Learning Delivery Modes
- The Mash-up of Web 2.0 Technologies: The future of podcasting and social networking
- The International Handbook Summit Call to Action for Learning with Technology in the 21st Century
- The usage of handphone and internet technologies in the teaching of communicative English as a second language.
- Implementing Embedded Assessment to Provide Feedback to Student and Instructor.
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