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ERIC Number: EJ1208817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2374-1473
Developing Pedagogy and Course Design Skills in Novice Virtual School Teachers in Australia
Cavanaugh, Cathy; Roe, Meredith
Journal of Online Learning Research, v5 n1 p7-22 2019
Ten secondary schools in a large state-wide education system initiated a virtual school network to address the lack of upper secondary school courses for university entry in smaller high schools. This article highlights the yearlong professional learning program designed to prepare a cohort of classroom teachers, who were novices to teaching online, for developing and teaching fully-online courses. In accordance with program goals, data include pre/post measures of teachers' capabilities and external course reviews using the iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching. Results show that teachers grew in all standards of their self-reported online teaching skills, and reviewers rated two-thirds of the 21 quality items as being Very Satisfactory and Satisfactory for a majority of the courses prior to teachers beginning to teach students. Findings indicate areas of emphasis for the ongoing work of the cohort's professional learning community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia