“This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 25 number 8, Authors: Yusuf Koc, Deniz Peker, and Aslihan Osmanoglu, "Supporting Teacher Professional Development through Online Video Case Study Discussions: An Assemblage of Preservice and Inservice Teachers and the Case Teacher", Pages 1158-1168, Copyright Elsevier (November 2009)”.
The purpose of this study was to explore the potential value of online video case discussions among preservice and inservice teachers, and the video case teacher as a tool for the professional development of teachers.
Participants included a total of 26 preservice and inservice mathematics teachers and a veteran teacher who appeared on the video case.
Using content analysis techniques, the authors provided a thematic analysis of the teacher discourse and demonstrated the exchanges between the participating teachers and video case teacher. The authors also assessed the overall effectiveness of our online forum set up for the professional development of teachers.
Results indicated that participant teachers were able to make theory–practice connections by articulating specific frameworks that guided the study. The inclusion of the video case teacher was beneficial for the other teachers in several ways.
The authors contend that online forum discussions of video cases in which collective engagement of preservice and inservice teachers, and the case teacher have a great potential to support teacher professional development.