ERIC Number: ED470168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Web-Based Continuing Education: Models and Methodologies.
Harding, Wayne M.; Formica, Scott W.; Giguere, Paul J.
In 1998, the Department of Education implemented "principles of effectiveness" requiring that all Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (SDFSCP)-funded programs be research-based. To help schools identify and adopt research-based drug and violence prevention strategies, the 1999 Safe and Drug-Free School appropriation of $566 million included $35 million for the first year of a new Middle School Drug Prevention and School Safety Program Coordinator initiative. This new initiative supports the hiring and training of full-time Middle School Coordinators (MSCs) to oversee implementation of drug prevention and school safety programs for students. The goal of the Training Center is to work with MSCs through face-to-face trainings and Web-based continuing education to enhance their understanding of research-based programs and equip them with the skills necessary to identify research-based strategies based on an assessment of needs in their district. Three online continuing education events for the Middle School Drug Prevention and School Safety Coordinators were held between April and June 2001. The purpose of these events was to provide a menu of skill-based, interactive learning activities that supplement the core training workshop. One hundred and eighty-six of the 634 MSCs (29%) who participated in the 5-day core training workshops registered for at least 1 of the 3 online events. This report summarizes evaluation findings across the three online events. (Contains 24 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Annual Proceedings of Selected Research and Development [and] Practice Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (24th, Atlanta, GA, November 8-12, 2001). Volumes 1-2; see IR 021 504.