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ERIC Number: ED534195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 117
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1248-1807-8
The Impact of a Pre-Service, Professional Development Program for Online Instructors on Teacher Efficacy
Janoff, Howard M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Grand Canyon University
This study examined a pre-service, professional development training program for online instructors to determine whether the successful completion had an impact on teacher efficacy. The level of teacher efficacy was measured with a survey given both prior and subsequent to the participation of the participants in the pre-service, professional development training. The level of teacher efficacy was measured using the Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale. This was used in the research in order to answer the question how and to what degree does completing a pre-service, professional development training program for online instructors impact the participants teaching efficacy. The purpose of this study was to determine if a pre-service, professional development training program will change teacher efficacy. A paired, T-test was performed to identify any statistical change. An increase would show that such a program is valuable in improving teaching skills. Using alpha less than 0.05 to determine statistical significance the z-distribution table identifies greater than 1.645 as the value, which would identify a statistical difference. As the score was calculated to be 1.650, this was considered statistically significant, but modest increase. This positive change indicates that there is an impact, and therefore, the presence of such a program could be of benefit. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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