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Barbour, Michael K.; Harrison, Kelly Unger – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
While K-12 online learning in the United States has increased exponentially, the ability of teacher education programs to adequately prepare teachers to design, deliver, and support has been deficient. A small number of universities have begun to address this deficit through the introduction of graduate certificates in online teaching. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Curriculum Design
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Wilkens, Christian; Eckdahl, Kelli; Morone, Mike; Cook, Vicki; Giblin, Thomas; Coon, Joshua – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2014
This study examined the experiences of 11 graduate-level pre-service teachers completing Virtual School Field Experiences (VSFEs) with cooperating teachers in fully online, asynchronous high school courses in New York State. The VSFEs included a 7-week online teacher training course, and a 7-week online field experience. Pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Virtual Classrooms, Field Experience Programs, Online Courses
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Rizopoulos, Lisa Anne; McCarthy, Peter – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Online dialogic communities have become a ubiquitous tool that transforms student learning and course delivery. Threaded Discussions extend classroom learning by providing an asynchronous method of communication for the exchange of meaningful ideas that promote critical thinking and develop thoughtful reflective learning. Threaded Discussions…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Discussion Groups, Best Practices