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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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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

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Online Teacher Professional Development

Dede, C., Ketelhut, D., Whitehouse, P., Breit, L., & McCloskey, E. (2009). A Research Agenda for Online Teacher Professional Development. Journal of Teacher Education 60(1). pp. 8-15. While the oTPD acronym seems contrived, the proposed models and research recommendations offer a compelling vision for this critical endeavor. Echoing Bransford's analysis, the authors view existing professional… Continue reading Online Teacher Professional Development

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Teacher Professional Development

"Teacher Learning" in How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition. (2000).  Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. pp. 178-193. The article defines five (actually four) primary ways that practicing teachers learn: from their own practice (reflection) from interaction with other teachers (informal apprenticeship, formal in-service workshops, and professional associations) from… Continue reading Teacher Professional Development

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Hybrid designs

Doering, A. & Veletsianos, G. (2008). Hybrid Online Education: Identifying Integration Models Using Adventure Learning. Journal of Research on Technology in Education. 41 (1). pp. 23-41. The importance of this article is succinctly presented in a chart defining four models for integrating technology-based instruction. The applicability of the article is that the authors examined how… Continue reading Hybrid designs