ERIC Number: ED479467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Developing an Online Professional Development Program Using Instructional Technology for Supervisors and Administrators.
Graham, Robert J.; Daniels, Terry H.
A problem facing many supervisors and administrators in K-12 and higher education is how to effectively integrate technology into the instructional proram. Professional development plays a key role in providing training and support required to develop the instructional technology (IT) skills necessary to have a positive effect on instruction. This paper explores the role of supervisors and administrators as instructional leaders in their schools in the formation and support of programs aimed at the integration of instructional technology. An online professional development course for supervisors was developed by the principle of a large urban high school in the northeast, using Blackboard as the vehicle for the course's implementation. The goal of the course was to provide turnkey training for the 10 assistant principals at the school. In addition to providing some essential IT skills for the supervisors and administrators, the online course aimed to begin to cultivate a community of learners within the school. (Contains 16 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Distance Education, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Information Skills, Instructional Development, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Online Systems, Professional Development, Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Technology Integration
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), P.O. Box 3728, Norfolk, VA 23514. Tel: 757-623-7588; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aace.org/DL/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.