design · methodology

DBR

Design-Based Research (DBR) Start= with question Survey 3 to tease out nuances Analyze answers and propose hypothesis Test hypothesis with 1000 Journal: Impact number and rejection rate Quantitative:   Lit review at start Qualitative:     Lit review at end Especially appropriate when there's no theory to base experimental design on

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An online view of professional development

Esprivalo Harrell, P. & Harris, M. (2006). Teacher Preparation Without Boundaries: A Two-Year Study of an Online Teacher Certification Program. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. 14 (4), pp. 755-774. Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org.ezproxy.lib.utexas.edu/p/18913. While this study doesn't provide all the expected answers, the clarity of goals provided a practical view; the online… Continue reading An online view of professional development

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Advice from Shaffer

The Internet will (or has) render(ed) the memorization of declarative knowledge obsolete. In the future, only the ability to be innovative in professional practices will be of value. The Internet enables virtual collaboration within real communities to develop these practices. The practices will be built through epistemic games. The key is adoption by the stakeholders:… Continue reading Advice from Shaffer

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Games & Learning – Summary

Shaffer, D. (2006). How Computer Games Help Children Learn. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 1 Rules define games (and play); the need for authenticity implies that writing the rules is the most difficult aspect of game creation. Some roles make players care about winning; other roles make players care about self-efficacy. Because roles (and thus… Continue reading Games & Learning – Summary

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Another Agenda

Sprague, D. (2006). Editorial: Research Agenda for Online Teacher Professional Development. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. 14 (4), pp. 657-661. Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org.ezproxy.lib.utexas.edu/p/22827. Like Dede's article, this editorial sets out a clear vision for the consideration of online professional development for teachers. However, unlike Dede's proposal, Sprague provides a practical rather… Continue reading Another Agenda