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The Effects of Online Teacher Professional Development on Fourth Grade Students’ Knowledge and Practices in English Language Arts
The authors present the results of a randomized controlled trial exploring the effects of a learning-community model of OPD for teachers on the knowledge and practices of their students in the context of fourth grade English language arts. There were significant treatment effects for some student outcomes.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013
Concerns, Considerations, and New Ideas for Data Collection and Research in Educational Technology Studies
The current article explores some common methodological issues facing educational technology research. This paper also highlight new data collection approaches using examples from the literature and the authors' own experience Next, the authors highlight other challenges and opportunities inherent in the study of educational technology. In addition, the authors discuss the critical importance of aligning outcome measures with the technological innovation. In conclusion, the authors hope that the issues this article raises and the specific examples it includes spur critical reflection on some of the details important to data collection and educational technology research.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2011
The study explored whether online professional development courses with different levels of support have different impacts on teacher outcomes. Variations of an online course for middle school algebra teachers were created for four experimental conditions. All conditions showed significant impact on teachers’ mathematical understanding, pedagogical beliefs, and instructional practices.
Updated: Jul. 06, 2009