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  1. Evaluation of a Science-Focused and Technology Tools-based Professional Development Workshop for Elementary Teachers

    Jan Ray, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, United States; Pascale Creek Pinner, Hilo Middle School, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 3100–3106

    This paper provides an evaluation of a science-focused and technology tools-based professional development workshop for elementary classroom teachers. This workshop was designed to provide... More

    pp. 3100-3106

  2. Collaborative Inquiry with Technology in Secondary Science Classrooms: Professional Learning Community Development at Work

    Delwyn L. Harnisch, Sharon L. Comstock & Bertram C. Bruce

    E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 5 (2014) pp. 495–505

    The development of critical scientific literacy in primary and secondary school classrooms requires authentic inquiry with a basis in the real world. Pairing scientists with educators and employing... More

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  3. Introducing Mobile Technology in Graduate Professional Education

    Gopesh Anand, Dilip Chhajed, Seung Won Hong & Norma Scagnoli

    E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 6 (2014) pp. 543–553

    The insertion of mobile technology in educational settings is becoming more prevalent, making it important to understand the effectiveness of such technology in enhancing students' learning... More

    pp. 543-553

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  4. Investigating Teachers' Exploration of a Professional Development Website: An Innovative Approach to Understanding the Factors that Motivate Teachers to Use Internet-Based Resources

    Pamela Beach & Dale Willows

    Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology Vol. 40, No. 3 (2014)

    This qualitative study examined an innovative methodology, combining screen capture technology and a retrospective think aloud, for exploring the use of Internet-based resources by elementary... More

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  5. Managing Communication and Professional Development in Online Graduate Programs with Electronic Portfolios

    Craig E. Shepherd & Doris U. Bolliger

    Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 17, No. 2 (2014)

    Four years ago, two online graduate programs at a mid-size university in the western United States implemented ePortfolios to foster communication and connectedness among students and faculty,... More

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  6. Beyond Comparisons of Online versus Face-to-Face PD: Commentary in Response to Fishman et al., "Comparing the Impact of Online and Face-to-Face Professional Development in the Context of Curriculum Implementation"

    Jean Moon, Cynthia Passmore, Brian J. Reiser & Sarah Michaels

    Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 65, No. 2 (2014) pp. 172–176

    With the adoption of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts (ELA) and math and the release and beginning adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), teachers,... More

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  7. The Affordances of Blogging as a Practice to Support Ninth-Grade Science Teachers' Identity Development as Leaders

    Deborah L. Hanuscin, Ya-Wen Cheng, Carina Rebello, Somnath Sinha & Nilay Muslu

    Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 65, No. 3 (2014) pp. 207–222

    Increasingly, teacher leadership is being recognized as an essential ingredient in education reforms; however, few teachers consider themselves leaders. Becoming a leader is not just acquiring... More

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  8. The Future of Professional Development Will Be Designed, Not Discovered: Response to Moon, Passmore, Reiser, and Michaels, "Beyond Comparisons of Online versus Face-to-Face PD"

    Barry Fishman, Spyros Konstantopoulos, Beth W. Kubitskey, Richard Vath, Gina Park, Heather Johnson & Daniel Edelson

    Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 65, No. 3 (2014) pp. 261–264

    This article represents a response to the authors' "Journal of Teacher Education" ("JTE") article (Fishman et al., 2013) by Moon, Passmore, Reiser, and Michaels (2013). The... More

    pp. 261-264

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  9. Comparing the Impact of Online and Face-to-Face Professional Development in the Context of Curriculum Implementation

    Barry Fishman, Spyros Konstantopoulos, Beth W. Kubitskey, Richard Vath, Gina Park, Heather Johnson & Daniel C. Edelson

    Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 64, No. 5 (2013) pp. 426–438

    This study employed a randomized experiment to examine differences in teacher and student learning from professional development (PD) in two modalities: online and face-to-face. The study explores ... More

    pp. 426-438

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  10. Implementation Fidelity of a Coaching-Based Professional Development Program for Improving Head Start Teachers' Literacy and Language Instruction

    Douglas R. Powell & Karen E. Diamond

    Journal of Early Intervention Vol. 35, No. 2 (June 2013) pp. 102–128

    Structural, process, and content dimensions of a coaching-based professional development (PD) intervention were examined in an implementation fidelity study. The intervention focused on Head Start ... More

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  11. Developing In-Service Science Teachers' Ownership of the Profiles Pedagogical Framework through a Technology-Supported Participatory Design Approach to Professional Development

    E A. Kyza & Y Georgiou

    Science Education International Vol. 25, No. 2 (2014)

    Teacher ownership is crucial for the sustainability of science education reform efforts. This paper discusses participatory design as a bottom-up approach for promoting teachers' sense of... More

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  12. Meeting Professional Competencies through Specialized Distance Education: The McMaster University Addiction Studies Program

    Rick Csiernik & Christie McGaghran

    Journal of Teaching in Social Work Vol. 33, No. 4 (2013) pp. 566–577

    Historically, addiction has been an area in which Canadian social workers have received limited formal education. This reality led to the development of 18 core technical competencies through the... More

    pp. 566-577

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  13. The ePortfolio: A Tool for Professional Development, Engagement, and Lifelong Learning

    Christopher Guder

    Public Services Quarterly Vol. 9, No. 3 (2013) pp. 238–245

    Professional development is, in essence, a form of lifelong learning, and as such, can be viewed within the context of pedagogical concepts. More specifically, professional development is a process... More

    pp. 238-245

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  14. Competencies Development and Self-Assessment in Maintenance Management E-Training

    Nikos Papathanassiou, Petros Pistofidis & Christos Emmanouilidis

    European Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 38, No. 5 (2013) pp. 497–511

    The maintenance management function requires staff to possess a truly multidisciplinary set of skills. This includes competencies from engineering and information technology to health and safety,... More

    pp. 497-511

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  15. Bolstering the Impact of Online Professional Development for Teachers

    Todd D. Reeves & Joseph J. Pedulla

    Grantee Submission Vol. 1 (February 2013) pp. 50–66

    Online professional development (OPD) for teachers is an increasingly popular and viable alternative to face-to-face professional development. While OPD can be effective, little is known about OPD&... More

    pp. 50-66

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  16. Putting the PLE into PLD: Virtual Professional Learning and Development

    Hazel Owen

    Journal of Educators Online Vol. 11, No. 2 (May 2014)

    The range of affordances that a virtual environment offers can provide opportunities for more formal Professional Learning and Development (PLD) that has flexibility of choice, time and approach... More

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  17. Becoming Music Teacher Educators: Learning from and with Each Other in a Professional Development Community

    Kristen Pellegrino, Bridget Sweet, Julie Derges Kastner, Heather A. Russell & Jill Reese

    International Journal of Music Education Vol. 32, No. 4 (November 2014) pp. 462–477

    During this heuristic phenomenological inquiry, we examined our lived experiences as five women (three doctoral students, two early career faculty) in the process of becoming music teacher... More

    pp. 462-477

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  18. Alteration of Influencing Factors of Continued Intentions to Use e-Learning for Different Degrees of Adult Online Participation

    Chi-Cheng Chang, Department of Technology Application and Human Resource Development National Taiwan Normal University

    The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 16, No. 4 (Nov 02, 2015)

    The purpose of the present study was to investigate the alteration of influencing factors of continued intention to use e-learning for different degrees of participation of adults. Participants... More

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  19. Professional task-based curriculum development for distance education practitioners at master’s level: A design-based research

    Xiaoying Feng & Guangxin Lu, Research Center of Distance Education, Beijing Normal University; Zhihong Yao, Distance Education School, University of Central Committee of C.P.C

    The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 16, No. 2 (Apr 15, 2015)

    Curriculum development for distance education (DE) practitioners is more and more focusing on practical requirements and competence development. Delphi and DACUM methods have been used at some... More

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  20. ICT Use in Science and Mathematics Teacher Education in Tanzania: Developing Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

    Ayoub Kafyulilo, University of Twente; Petra Fisser, National Institute for Curriculum Development; Jules Pieters & Joke Voogt, University of Twente

    Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 31, No. 4 (Nov 01, 2015)

    Currently, teacher education colleges in Tanzania are being equipped with computers to prepare teachers who can integrate technology in teaching. Despite these efforts, teachers are not embracing... More

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