Preparing our Teachers for Distance Education
Christina Dehler, Christina De Simone, Concordia University, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-40-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Much of the focus in the distance education (DE) literature centers around the learner and learning, almost to the exclusion of the teacher and teaching. Consequently, instructors of DE courses have been left suspended in virtual space. This paper focuses on the teachers' position in the DE course context, especially with respect to the type of training they receive. An example of an alternate mode of teacher preparation is presented and suggestions for further improvement in DE teacher training are discussed.
Dehler, C. & Simone, C.D. (2000). Preparing our Teachers for Distance Education. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2000--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1302-1303). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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