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Leung, Javier – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2018
Teachers have many options for continuing education and professional development. Online platforms are 1 option that can provide 24/7 access to professional development. This article describes an analysis of utilization patterns of resources and site features in 1 online professional development platform for K-12 teachers in the state of Missouri…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Masullo, Christopher – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2017
This study investigated 10 public elementary schools that employed district technology coordinators to facilitate the implementation of classroom technologies. These technology coordinators act as change agents who sought out classroom teachers to serve as opinion leaders. These opinion leaders had the ability to influence the attitudes and…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Teacher Attitudes, Opinions, Elementary School Teachers
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Thompson, Nicole L.; Miller, Nicole C.; Franz, Dana Pomykal – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2013
This case study examined learning experiences of three nontraditional online learners who were unsuccessful in an online course, Middle Level Education, and opted to repeat it in a face-to-face setting. Their unique experiences and perspective provided an opportunity to shed light on the nature of preservice teacher education for nontraditional…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Inquiry
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Cobb, Aries – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2010
In the targeted school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, teachers focus on differentiating instruction with technology-based software. Differentiated instruction is the chosen teaching strategy over direct instruction because students and teachers alike prefer to work in cooperative groups while using technology in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Reading Skills, Internet
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Engstrom, Mary E.; Santo, Susan A.; Yost, Rosanne M. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2008
This study sought to understand how an online cohort in a master's program, comprised of teachers from the same school district, constructed knowledge about instructional theories and practices. Participants in this descriptive study included 10 teachers from the same rural school district. Data collection consisted of a focus group and written…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Questionnaires, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Hawkes, Mark – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2007
Using collaborative critical reflection as an index, this study examines the asynchronous and face-to-face discourse of 28 suburban Chicago elementary teachers developing problem based learning (PBL) curriculum. Statistical analysis of the corpus produced by the 2 mediums shows that the asynchronous online network emerges as the medium of choice…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Curriculum Design, Online Courses, Problem Based Learning