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The number of students taking online courses in K-12 has increased exponentially since the inception of virtual schools in 1996. However, K-12 virtual schooling is a relatively new concept for those involved in teacher education. This article describes several major attempts to form standards and best practices. In doing so, the article also examines the research backing and the need for additional research to support such standards.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2010
Technological Constraints and Implementation Barriers of Using Videoconferencing for Virtual Teaching in New Zealand Secondary Schools
This article reports findings from a study conducted between 2001 and 2004 to evaluate the effectiveness of OtagoNet. Nine New Zealand secondary schools participated in the OtagoNet project, using videoconferencing technologies to deliver courses to multiple sites. It was found that videoconferencing technology had a significant impact on pedagogy and teaching styles. The importance of the teacher in implementing and integrating technology into the learning environment was highlighted in this project.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2010
University Teacher Competencies in A Virtual Teaching/Learning Environment: Analysis of A Teacher Training Experience
This paper attempts to shed light on the competencies a university teacher must have in order to teach in virtual learning environments. A teacher training experience was designed by taking into account the methodological criteria established in line with previous theoretical principles.
Updated: May. 09, 2010
Fostering Online Social Construction of Science Knowledge with Primary Pre-service Teachers Working in Virtual Teams
The purpose of this study is to examine an online pedagogical activity that fosters the social construction of science knowledge by primary pre-service teachers working in small virtual teams. The study examined how the pre-service teachers collaborated online in virtual teams to complete set tasks. The study also examined their attitudes toward and beliefs about the effectiveness of the online learning experience, and the types and quality of the resources developed. The findings indicated positive attitudes toward the collaborative learning even though beliefs about online learning were mixed.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010