ERIC Number: EJ793454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
A Comparison of Rural Elementary School Teacher Attitudes toward Three Modes of Distance Education for Science Professional Development
Annetta, Leonard; Shymansky, James A.
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v19 n3 p255-267 Jun 2008
Distance education is a significant topic of discussion among faculty at all levels of education. This study produced evidence regarding the attitudes toward three distance education delivery modes for science professional development. The study involved 94 elementary school teachers who were participating in a professional development project. The three distance education strategies studied were live, interactive television (Live); videotape presentations with live wrap-around discussions (Video); and asynchronous, Web-based sessions with streamed video presentations supported by interaction through discussion boards (Web). A repeated measures design was used to analyze the attitudes of the study participants. Data on the participants' attitudes toward their distance education involvement were collected through the CTLSilhouette[TM] instrument.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Development, Comparative Analysis, Science Instruction, Rural Areas, Teaching Methods, Videotape Recordings, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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