ERIC Number: EJ1019346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Comparing the Impact of Online and Face-to-Face Professional Development in the Context of Curriculum Implementation
Fishman, Barry; Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Kubitskey, Beth W.; Vath, Richard; Park, Gina; Johnson, Heather; Edelson, Daniel C.
Journal of Teacher Education, v64 n5 p426-438 Nov-Dec 2013
This study employed a randomized experiment to examine differences in teacher and student learning from professional development (PD) in two modalities: online and face-to-face. The study explores whether there are differences in teacher knowledge and beliefs, teacher classroom practice, and student learning outcomes related to PD modality. Comparison of classroom practice and student learning outcomes, normally difficult to establish in PD research, is facilitated by the use of a common set of curriculum materials as the content for PD and subsequent teaching. Findings indicate that teachers and students exhibited significant gains in both conditions, and that there was no significant difference between conditions. We discuss implications for the delivery of teacher professional learning.
Descriptors: Professional Development, Curriculum Implementation, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Conventional Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Beliefs, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Learning Modalities, Intermode Differences, Achievement Gains, Secondary School Teachers, Outcome Measures, Protocol Materials, Predictor Variables, Comparative Analysis
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Education Level: Secondary Education
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