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ERIC Number: ED421154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Using Video Conferencing To Supervise Student Teachers.
Garrett, Joyce Lynn; Dudt, Kurt
The College of Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) received a three-year grant to conduct research and evaluate video conferencing as a tool for reducing costs of supervising clinical experiences in the teacher education program. The goal was to determine whether quality supervision can be achieved and high levels of student teacher achievement maintained. Millcreek Township School District (Erie, Pennsylvania) was an ideal place to launch this work; the district is an Apple School of Tomorrow and a technology partner with IUP. Equipment and networking needs included three essential elements: a CODEC unit, a network, and a room. The project was designed in three phases: (1) a pilot study to provide feedback for modifying and expanding the second and third phases; (2) participation by 14 student teachers, their respective university supervisors, and site-based cooperating teachers; and (3) increasing the number of wired sites to three and the number of participating students to at least 24. Data for follow-up evaluation were collected from two university professors, three cooperating teachers, and three student teachers. Preliminary findings indicate the effectiveness of video conferencing for student teaching supervision. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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