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ERIC Number: EJ907004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-2153-2974
Professional Development at a Distance: A Mixed-Method Study Exploring Inservice Teachers' Views on Presence Online
Holmes, Aliya; Signer, Barbara; MacLeod, Antoinette
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, v27 n2 p76-85 Win 2010-2011
This paper uses a mixed-method approach to examine the efficacy of a 5-week distance learning model that offered 2-credit courses for K-12 inservice teachers as a form of professional development. This study examined the experiences of the inservice teachers across online professional development courses and analyzed participant surveys from this population to gain a better sense of satisfaction, learning, and quality of interactions related to the online professional development. The findings speak to the value of establishing a sense of "presence" online, the impact of online teacher professional development on the active classroom, and features that contribute to the enhancement of professional development online. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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IES Cited: ED561235