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ERIC Number: EJ787282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
An Analysis and Evaluation of Online Instructional Activities
Knapczyk, Dennis R.; Hew, Khe Foon
Teacher Education and Special Education, v30 n3 p167-182 Sum 2007
A key factor in successful teacher education is designing activities that promote attainment of instructional objectives. However, in online teacher education there is little evidence regarding the types of activities that can be used to achieve specific objectives and variation from class to class while providing effective instruction. This study examined six online activities focused on the types of objectives instructors often set in teacher education coursework. The activities were evaluated in an online graduate methods course. Data were gathered from the teachers' (a) performance on each activity, (b) rating of questionnaire items, and (c) responses to open-ended survey questions. Findings suggested that the success of the six activities varied. Many teachers gave positive ratings to the activities related to facilitating learning of course concepts and promoting interaction among classmates. Several implications for designing online instructional activities are presented. (Contains 4 tables.)
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Allen Press, Inc. 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Tel: 800-627-0629; Web site: http://www.tese.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A