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ERIC Number: EJ976471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
Impact of Research-Based Professional Development: Investigation of Inservice Teacher Learning and Practice in Wiki Integration
Duran, Mesut; Brunvand, Stein; Ellsworth, Justin; Sendag, Serkan
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v44 n4 p313-334 Sum 2012
This study reports on a district-wide research-based professional development (PD) that included 207 teachers and administrators. Data were collected from pre/post surveys, content analysis of the participants' wiki pages, and a follow-up questionnaire. Findings indicate that participants significantly improved their foundational and technical wiki skills. The PD had a significant impact on participants' perceptions of preparedness to use wikis in the classroom. Findings provided evidence that research-based PD can foster sustained teacher practice. The study demonstrates that participation in PD that is sustained, student-centered, participatory, and supported by adequate resources can have a significant impact on teacher learning and practice about specific technologies. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan