ERIC Number: EJ1087599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Perceptions of Online Learning Spaces and Their Incorporation in Mathematics Teacher Education
Moore-Russo, Deborah; Wilsey, Jillian; Grabowski, Jeremiah; Bampton, Tina M.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v15 n3 p283-317 2015
While digital environments can offer convenient, viable options for preservice and inservice teachers to engage in or continue their studies, little is known about teachers' experiences with and perceptions of various existing online learning spaces. This paper describes an initial investigation using data from a group of preservice and in-service mathematics teachers who interacted by posting their reflections regarding online learning spaces to an asynchronous, electronic discussion board. Inductive qualitative techniques were incorporated to determine which online learning spaces study participants had experienced as well as their perceptions of each. Results are reported in light of possible implications for teacher education, including specific suggestions for additional study of online learning spaces.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers, Asynchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research, Learning Experience, Student Experience, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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