Clinical experiences are a critical component of teacher preparation programs.
Two technology-based approaches used during clinical experiences in special education teacher preparation that have shown promise are eCoaching and video-based reflection.
When used in combination as a comprehensive intervention, eCoaching and video-based reflection may offer teacher candidates increased learning opportunities to promote improved fidelity of evidence-based practices.
Thus, using a multiple-probe single-case research design, the authors examined the effect of eCoaching with video-based reflection on special education teacher candidates’ use and quality of target teacher strategies and on focus student responses.
They found an increase in the use of target teacher strategies for two of three participants, and an increase in the quality of participants’ strategy implementation and students’ responses for all participants.
Participants improved their ability to provide high-quality opportunities for choice making and open-ended responding with consistency.
Implications for research and practice are discussed.