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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 835–837
Over the three years of the MSTelementoring project we experienced success as well as difficulties fostering online learning with inservice teachers. "MSTelementoring", funded by the National Science Foundation, is an online professional development ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1456–1461
This session will present a framework for designing, developing, maintaining, and implementing Online Professional Development (OPD) for educators as an alternative to traditional face-to-face staff development. Nationally, educators are challenged...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 920–923
The importance of improving professional development is an ongoing issue. A growing body of research shows that improving teacher knowledge and teaching skills is essential to raising student performance. An important part of improving professional...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2292–2297
Online professional development fosters teacher collaboration and professional growth. But those involved in implementing programs are aware of the subtle complexities and the difficulty of balancing all its dimensions. From my experience building...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 655–659
Texas STARgate is an online portal offering a variety of professional development opportunities based on the Texas Technology Applications curriculum. Flexibility and multiple paths to short tutorials, browsable Web resources, short course options,...
Technology, Pedagogy and Education Vol. 16, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 5–20
Online professional development is multidimensional. It encompasses: a) an online, web-based format; b) professional development; and most likely c) specific objectives tailored to and created for the respective online professional development...
Dimensions of Early Childhood Vol. 38, No. 1 (2010) pp. 12–18
Early childhood educators are responsible for providing young children with the best possible early care and education. Research on child care workers' education has shown that professional preparation makes a significant impact on children's...
(2010) pp. 1–237
Although the field of distance education is growing, according to research, most online courses only use text-based instructional strategies instead of incorporating various instructional strategies to match differing learning styles. Furthermore,...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 213–214
The Kirkpatrick model for evaluating training programs is a four-level process that evaluates training programs on the levels of reaction, learning, behavior, and results. Although this model is commonly used to evaluate training programs in the...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 617–624
Abstract: Accelerate Online/OPTIONS is a three component program for certifying secondary mathematics and science teachers in Texas. The Accelerate Online/OPTIONS program provides those possessing or pursuing science degrees with an online program...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1923–1926
Abstract: Despite extensive research on effective professional development (PD), a significant divide exists between the application of PD theory and its implementation (Scott, 2010). Particularly with the introduction of technology into learning...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 15, No. 3 (July 2014) pp. 120–139
This study examined factors that contributed to the success of online learners in an online professional development course. Research instruments included an online survey and learners' activity logs in an online professional development course ...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology Vol. 2013, No. 1 (Jun 26, 2013)
One of the new roles for instructors, administrators, staff and learners involves creatively managing our online reputations. This presentation is for attendees who feel timestarved and sometimes on the wrong side of the tech skills gap when it...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 744–748
A major human factor trend in higher education is the use of part-time adjunct faculty to teach significant portions of a university's curriculum. In order to integrate these part-time instructors more fully into the university community, instill a...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2857–2864
Abstract: This paper proposes an expansion of the concept of collective participation, a key structural feature of high-quality professional development (Garet, Porter, Desimone, Birman, & Yoon, 2002). We base our analysis on five online seminars...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3038–3044
This presentation relates to the use of information technology in teacher education, specifically inservice instruction for veteran and novice teachers. The innovative project to be described allows all K-8 public school teachers across North...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 2264–2269
One of the most powerful ways to change the ways in which we think about how we teach and learn is to experience for ourselves the power of collaborative project-based experiential learning. Few teachers have had the opportunity to learn in this way,...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 964–965
This presentation describes the successful process of instructional designers and lead faculty working together to provide physician educators online training in teaching. This includes instruction in teaching and learning theory, reflection, needs ...
Innovations in Education and Training International Vol. 38, No. 1 (2001) pp. 42–53
The Learning Methods Unit (LMU) at University of Central England (UCE) has adopted a curriculum-based approach to incorporating learning technology into professional development courses for university staff. The "Problems at Crumpton" web site...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1966–1969
The professional development of teachers is an important and necessary process in successful school teaching and learning. While there are varied approaches to professional development there is a widespread view that many have been problematic. The...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2905–2907
Searchlight delivers online professional development resources to reading teachers in the state of Texas. The purpose of our poster is to demonstrate the use of an open source content management system (CMS), Plone, to offer teachers access to a...
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
According to the annual industry report in "Training" magazine, money spent on employee training dropped approximately six percent--the first time that training expenditures have dropped since the mid 1990's. At the same time, web-based training...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2628–2629
The purpose of this study is to examine some of the challenges in developing and implementing an online professional development workshop for teachers working in inclusive settings.An online workshop on sexuality education and mental retardation and ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 1990–1996
Several online professional development programs are exploring the educational value of utilizing online communities for supporting learning. Though many online communities are being designed, much research is needed to know the determinants of...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1755–1758
Abstract: This paper is a report on the developmental progress and lessons learned in developing PBS TeacherLine, an online professional development program offered to K-12 teachers. Extensive research on differential learning experiences,...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 840–842
How can we help teachers, who grew up learning mathematics through memorization and rules, teach by knowing mathematical ideas and procedures so well that they can explain them skillfully in more than one way and at a level students can understand....
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 442–448
This paper is a description of a professional development program for secondary teachers that uses technology to provide a view into the classroom. Teachers were able to observe an expert Project-Based Learning facilitator working with students. In...
Human Resource Development Quarterly Vol. 18, No. 2 (2007) pp. 253–274
This qualitative case study was designed to examine how interpersonal interaction benefited (and did not benefit) participants in an online professional development course. In recent years, e-learning courses in workplace and organizational settings ...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 281–298
Rural school districts struggle to attract, retain, and support highly qualified mathematics teachers. A series of four online professional development courses in the form of integrated mathematics content and pedagogy courses was designed to meet...
(2012) pp. 1–160
Numerous researchers have investigated distance education in postsecondary settings, but there is a paucity of research regarding the design and delivery of online professional development for K-12 educators. The goal of this mixed methods...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1711–1712
Specific learner characteristics are apparent in students who successfully complete online professional development courses. Self-motivation, time management skills, field independence, and proficient technological skills have each been sited as...
Topics: Professional Development
(2012) pp. 1–116
This study sought to describe perceptions of teachers regarding the influence of online professional development (oPD) in literacy on their instruction and students' learning. The following features of effective professional development were...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 347–361
In the spring of 2002, a rural school district in the Midwest implemented an online staff development program. As a part of this program, every educator at the middle and secondary education level was required to complete one online course of...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2171–2176
There is widespread agreement that teacher professional development (PD) is critical for the success of standards-based reform in U.S. schools. However, the current infrastructure for professional development is ill-equipped to serve the numbers of ...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 15, No. 3 (Jun 16, 2014)
This study examined factors that contributed to the success of online learners in an online professional development course. Research instruments included an online survey and learners’ activity logs in an online professional development course for...
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 1 (2011)
Professional development for distance tutors is traditionally delivered through texts or websites, supplemented by face to face workshops. However, one of the major challenges is to ensure that they engage with the materials and carry away something ...
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 21, No. 2 (2005) pp. 51–57
Findings from research indicate that teachers participating in online professional development (OPD) activities and programmes have gained, in some way or another, a great deal of teacher competency. In spite of this, no research has been undertaken ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 1740–1742
In this paper authors will share information, data, and results from ongoing research on a statewide large-scale online professional development project for preK-12 educators. Authors will share lessons learned about designing, sustaining, and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 3981–3983
Using collaborative problem solving to develop a “learning community” among mathematics teachers is an established approach to professional development within the field (Lachance & Confrey, 2003; Ryve, 2007). However, the question of whether an...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 758–760
Inquiry-based learning is a relatively underutilized model for designing and delivering online professional development, and it even less commonly found in self-paced online professional development. Still, trends in 21st century learning as well...
(2007) pp. 1–155
In an age of increasing accountability, childcare professionals are held responsible for providing young children quality early care and education. The unfortunate reality is that it is challenging for childcare professionals to pursue training...
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
The Florida Online Reading Professional Development (FOR-PD) program is funded by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) and is housed at the University of Central Florida (UCF). FORPD is an online staff development project designed to help...
An online professional development course, Telecommunications and Information Access, offers educators the opportunity to earn graduate credit, learn about an emerging technological field, and interact using a telecommunication network. This...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1384–1390
The paper is to examine whether online professional development for teachers is effective or not. The effectiveness the researcher looked into was through an overview of many studies that identify some advantages for online professional development....
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 2494–2496
This interactive session will demonstrate an online package used at Stetson University and Bethune-Cookman College with faculty, students, and K-12 partnership teachers for professional development and growth. In addition to demonstrating Star...
Topics: Professional Development
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 2901–2906
This paper reports on the design, development, and implementation of online and blended professional development (PD) courses offered to K-12 teachers and school leaders: Student-Centered Learning Environments Using iPads (online, advanced) and iPad ...
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Vol. 16, No. 2 (March 2012) pp. 9–26
This paper is a study of the author's experiences taking a six-week, asynchronous, online, faculty development class for educators at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Using autoethnography methods, the author details her learning and the ways ...
How instructors develop their beliefs, knowledge, and practice as they teach online professional development (OPD) courses
(2013) pp. 1–225
This study investigated how three instructors developed their professional learning of beliefs, knowledge, and practice by examining their professional learning processes using constructive, social constructive, and transformative theoretical...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1190–1191
This presentation will describe and report the findings from two offerings of a new online course on "engaged learning with technology" delivered to K12 inservice teachers. The course emerged as a university-business partnership activity. An...
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 35, No. 2 (May 11, 2010)
In order to stay current within their field, many professionals regularly attend conferences and training events in distant locales. Travel to these conferences costs professionals, and their sponsor organizations, both time and money. In the past...
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