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ERIC Number: ED557267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: 978-989-8704-08-5
Modeling Pedagogy for Teachers Transitioning to the Virtual Classroom
Canuel, Michael J.; White, Beverley J.
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conference e-Learning 2014. Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Lisbon, Portugal, Jul 15-19, 2014)
This study is a review of the creation and evolution of a professional development program modeled on social constructivist principles and designed for online educators in a virtual high school who transitioned from the conventional classroom to the virtual educational environment. The narrative inquiry focuses on the critical events within the professional development program and which were transformational in the process of transitioning from conventional brick and mortar instructor to online educators. In addition, the research examined whether or not the social constructivist inspired methodology modeled in the professional development transferred into the online teachers' classroom practice. The results of this research have contributed to an understanding of the key components required for the design and implementation of a professional development program for teachers who have been trained for conventional classroom practice, but who are now called on to teach online in virtual classrooms. [For full proceedings, see ED557189.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada