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Professional Development at a Distance: A Mixed-Method Study Exploring Inservice Teachers’ Views on Presence Online
This article examined surveys from online courses that used a unique 5-week distance learning model designed for K–12 educators. This mixed-method study examined the concepts of presence, online interaction, participant satisfaction, and the impact of this online professional development experience on teaching. The findings illustrate a unique portrait of teacher, social, and cognitive presence as they related to this online professional development experience. The authors conclude that the data supports that the online learning environment, quality of instruction, interactions and resources, and design of the model contributed to participant learning and overall satisfaction with this online professional development experience.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2011
Online Professional Development: Combining Best Practices from Teacher, Technology and Distance Education
This article provides a model of online professional development that is consistent with recommendations from the fields of teacher education, technology staff development and online learning. A graduate mathematics education course designed and implemented using the model is presented to exemplify the model's core components and interactions. The model's components and pedagogical foundations are applicable for the design and implementation of online courses in other disciplines with field-based learning experiences.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2009