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ERIC Number: EJ1012473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
Pushing the Envelope on What is Known about Professional Development: The Virtual School Experience
Dana, Nancy Fichtman; Dawson, Kara; Wolkenhauer, Rachel; Krell, Desi
Professional Development in Education, v39 n2 p240-259 2013
The purpose of this study was to understand the ways virtual school teachers experienced professional development framed as a year-long collaborative action research endeavor. These virtual school teachers taught completely online courses for a large virtual school and did not reside within the same geographical location. Thus, the professional development was supported by the use of various synchronous and asynchronous technology tools. This study provides insights into what constitutes powerful online professional learning opportunities not only for virtual school teachers, but for their traditional face-to-face school counterparts, as well as the ways synchronous and asynchronous technology tools can be utilized to scaffold professional learning. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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