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ERIC Number: EJ880565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
The Status of Professional Development for K-12 Online Teachers: Insights and Implications
Rice, Kerry; Dawley, Lisa
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v17 n4 p523-545 Oct 2009
The authors share findings, insights, and implications from "Going Virtual! The Status of Professional Development for K12 Online Teachers," a 2007 report supported by the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL, now known as iNACOL). The authors conducted a national survey of 259 K-12 online teachers, administrators, and professional development trainers to gain baseline information on the status of K-12 online teacher professional development. This paper provides three main insights from the study: the influence of evolving context on professional development; the broad continuum of professional development practices & models; and global and situation-specific professional development needs. It discusses implications for K12 online teacher professional development practice, policy, and research. (Contains 8 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A